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CAIRO, June 12, 2018 (MENA) - Egypt has welcomed the outcome of the US-North Korea summit in Singapore.

A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said the expected positive results of the summit would contribute to ending tension and achieving peace and stability in the Korean peninsula.

The summit would boost the aspirations of the peninsula's people towards security, stability and development and is considered an important step towards nuclear disarmament, added the statement.

It called for rallying international efforts to render the nuclear non-proliferation treaty a success to get rid of all weapons of mass destruction.

US President Donald Trump held Tuesday morning a historic summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore where they signed a joint statement pledging to commit to establishing new relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity and join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.