Dialogue is the only way to resolve problems: Dalai Lama on Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meet

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Dharamshala, June 13, 2018: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama issued a statement today welcoming the Singapore Summit Initiative between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. US President and North Korean Leader met in Singapore on 12 June at a historic summit between the two leaders. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has committed Pyongyang to “work towards” the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula in an agreement signed during the summit.

Reacting on the out come of this meet the Nobel Peace Prize winner Tibetan spiritual leader welcomed this historic summit and hoped that its outcome will secure lasting peace on the Korean peninsula . In a press statement of Central Tibetan administration CTA issued here ,His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said,“I welcome the initiative that the leaders of the United States and North Korea have begun in Singapore to resolve long standing differences in the hope that it will eventually lead to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.”

Dalai Lama further added “It is my firm belief that dialogue is the only way to resolve problems, whether between individuals or nations. As an avowed campaigner for demilitarization throughout the world, and the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, I wholeheartedly welcome this historic summit to secure lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.”

“I applaud the steps these two leaders have taken. May their efforts encourage further endeavours to dispense with these fearsome weapons of mass destruction with the aim of bringing about genuine and lasting peace in our world,” Dalai Lama stated.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018