BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union voiced optimism on Friday that meetings between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with U.S. and South Korean leaders could lead to a negotiated solution over the North’s nuclear weapons programme.
“We welcome the recent positive developments with regard to the situation in the Korean peninsula,” a spokeswoman for the EU executive told reporters.
The European Commission said it was “encouraged” by the announcement of a summit between South Korean President Moon Jae and Kim Jong Un in April as well as U.S. President Donald Trump agreeing to a summit with the North Korean leaders.
“We believe that President Trump’s readiness to accept Kim Jong Un’s invitation to a summit meeting may also represent a positive development,” she said. “We are looking forward to the outcome of these summit meetings.”
Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel @AdeCar; Editing by Robin Emmott