UN chief welcomes possibility of resumed talks between US and North Korea

White House/Shealah Craighead US President Donald Trump shakes hands with the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea Kim Jong-un as the two leaders meet at the Korean Demilitarized Zone which separates North and South Korea on 30 June 2019.

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.


As the clicking of cameras and flash of lightbulbs captured on Sunday the first sitting United States President to set foot inside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Secretary-General António Guterres offered his full support to a potentially reset relationship that may render a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

The UN chief “welcomes the meetings in Panmunjom involving the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea and the United States”, his spokesperson said in a statement, adding “particularly the announcement that the DPRK and the United States will resume working-level dialogue”.

For the first time since their last summit in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, broke down in February, both countries agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

Before crossing over, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, posed for photographers in the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone.

“The Secretary-General fully supports the continued efforts of the parties to establish new relations towards sustainable peace, security and complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”, according to the statement.

Nuclear negotiations between the US and North Korea have proceeded in fits and starts for decades, with no sustaining success in halting the North’s atomic weapons programme.

In 2017, Pyongyang launched its sixth and largest nuclear test since it began its programme in 2006, straining further US-North Korean relations during President Trump’s first year in office.

The following year, Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim met in Singapore, signing a joint statement vowing to pursue peace and complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, albeit with few details.

The two met again in February 2018, but disagreements over sanction and denuclearization collapse the summit early, yielding no agreement.

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

the sting Milestone

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

The online junk information grows, but so we shall

Drought in Europe: Member States agree on support measures proposed by the Commission

It will take a lot more than free menstrual pads to end period poverty

EU-China trade: closer ties as US-China trade battle brews

EU agrees on Ukraine – Georgia visa-free travel amid veto risks and populist fears

Who really cares for the environment?

The EU seals CETA but plans to re-baptise TTIP after missing the 2016 deadline

A new catastrophic phase in the Syrian carnage

The EU patent space and Unified Court are born

Parliament compromises on Banking Union but sends market abusers to jail

This is how social media giants are helping stop the spread of measles

World Digital Media Awards winners announced at WNMC.19 in Glasgow, in association with The European Sting

IMF: The global economy keeps growing except Eurozone

This is the life of a refugee: the constant destruction and construction of dreams every day

EU Commission expects consumer spending to unlock growth

Review on ethics and technological development

‘Do everything in your power to tackle climate change’ UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day

These rules could save humanity from the threat of rogue AI

Draghi tells the EU Parliament his relaxed policies are here to stay

Why responsible consumption is everyone’s business

European Business Summit 15th year: Controversy and Constructive Ideas

Mobility package: Parliament adopts position on overhaul of road transport rules

Greece’s future solely in the hands of Tsipras; he can direct the poor country any way he likes

Why capital markets have no more reservetions about Eurozone

UN working ‘intensively’ to stop Ebola in eastern DR Congo, following second case in major border town

A Young student assesses the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Technology can help solve the climate crisis – but it will need our help

International tourism arrivals hit record high in 2017, UN agency reports

External action: more funds for human rights, development and climate change

Italy solves the enigma of growth with fiscal consolidation: The Banking Union

EU citizens disenchanted with Economic and Monetary Union over rising poverty and high unemployment

Companies can help build a more inclusive world. Here’s how

A sterilised EMU may lead to a break up of Eurozone

Pakistan has just planted over a billion trees

These 11 companies are leading the way to a circular economy

Chernobyl nuclear disaster-affected areas spring to life, 33 years on

European Elections: “Web giants” are urging users to vote

What changes in the EU as from today

South Eurozone needs some…inflation and liquidity

2018 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Maria Ressa of the Philippines

“For my children Italy will be an innovation lab and not a museum”; the Sting reports live from World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos

A revolution, an ecosystem, an ocean: 5G is just the beginning

New phenomena in the EU labour market

The ITU Telecom World on 14-17 November in Bangkok, Thailand

For the future of Europe youth remains a priority

ECB readies itself for extraordinary monetary measures defying Germany

Varna (Bulgaria) awarded European Youth Capital 2017

Alexandre in Czech Republic

More than just a phone: mobile’s impact on sustainable development

Satellites and data are going to help us phase out fossil fuels. Here’s how

MWC 2016 LIVE: Zuckerberg warns mobile industry not to ignore the unconnected

This woman changed the world of work – and you’ve probably never heard of her

UN welcomes ‘most comprehensive agreement ever’ on global health

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into joint ventures proposed by Boeing and Embraer

Why I stopped taking the lift

Yemen agreement to end southern power struggle ‘important step’ towards peace: UN Special Envoy

Junker for Commission President: What were the stakes in this affair

A Sting Exclusive: “eHealth can change many dimensions of how the healthcare area functions”, Polish MEP Michal Boni underscores from Brussels

Banking Union: ECOFIN and Parliament ready to compromise

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’ UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as ‘unparalleled’ exodus continues

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s