Ardern 'hopeful' ahead of US North Korea summit

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Politics,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 5:43AM
The Prime Minister will be keeping a close eye on the summit between the U.S and North Korean Leaders. (Photo / NZH)
The Prime Minister will be keeping a close eye on the summit between the U.S and North Korean Leaders. (Photo / NZH)

The Prime Minister says New Zealand will be keeping a close eye on the outcome of today's summit between the US and North Korean leaders.

Jacinda Ardern says not only is this conflict in our region, we've always taken a strong stance against nuclear weapons.

"We've taken a strong and consistent view. We're not just opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, we've consistently been opposed to their existence."

She says we should hold onto hope that something positive will come out of today's talks - despite expectations around reaching this point in the past.

"I don't think we should allow that to diminish our hope and optimism - we would all benefit from seeing tangible outcomes from these talks and we should all hope for them."

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