An armistice ended the fighting on the peninsula 65 years ago, but not the war. The anniversary represents a symbolic target for the North’s Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea to sign the peace treaty they discussed during an historic summit at the border on Apr 27.
Some days ago, „Liberal Korea Party“ of south Korea (LKP) checked the adoption of a bill on supporting the Panmunjom declaration at the „National Assembly“ (NA).
Owing to the reckless moves, the bill was not even tabled at the full-dress session of the NA.
The reckless moves betray true colors of the group of LKP which goes against national reconciliation and unity, peace and reunification and seeks confrontation.
(27.4.2018) The following is the full text of the declaration signed Friday by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in after their summit on the southern side of the border village of Panmunjom.
Having acknowledged that the U.S.-DPRK summit — the first in history — was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.-DPRK summit.
The north and the south should be responsible for consistently implementing the declaration they promised to before all Koreans and the world, no matter how the situation and surrounding circumstances may change. They should also proactively create favorable conditions and circumstances to implement the declaration by pooling their efforts.
They should neither read others‘ face nor seek their egoistic interests but honestly carry out those specified in the declaration, and thus decisively improve and develop the north-south relations.
The leaders of South and North Korea held a second summit, Seoul’s presidential office said Saturday.
Cheong Wa Dae said South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
„The two leaders exchanged their opinions candidly to implement the April 27 Panmunjom Declaration and to have a successful North Korea-U.S. summit,“ Moon’s chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan said. „Due to the two sides‘ agreement, Moon will announce the result of today’s meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday.“
Q: What role do you want Japan to play to solve North Korea’s nuclear issues and achieve peace and security on the Korean Peninsula?
A: Japan will be able to fulfill a very important role in the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula. I think this is true for such various fields as close cooperation among South Korea, Japan and the United States for the achievement of the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and the normalization of diplomatic ties between Japan and North Korea for the security of the North Korean regime. In particular, I think dialogue between Japan and North Korea should be resumed. If Japan-North Korea relations are normalized, that would greatly contribute to peace and security in Northeast Asia beyond the Korean Peninsula.
President Moon Jae-in says he is confident that the Panmunjeom Declaration is what the world was waiting for and will serve as the starting point of a great transition in the course of the world’s history.
Moon made the remark on Monday during a meeting of his key aides at the presidential office, noting that by signing the Panmunjeom Declaration, the two Koreas had agreed on their shared goal of fully denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
1. South and North Korea will reconnect the blood relations of the people and bring forward the future of co-prosperity and unification led by Koreans by facilitating comprehensive and groundbreaking advancement in inter-Korean relations. Improving and cultivating inter-Korean relations is the prevalent desire of the whole nation and the urgent calling of the times that cannot be held back any further.
(1) South and North Korea affirmed the principle of determining the destiny of the Korean nation on their own accord and agreed to bring forth the watershed moment for the improvement of inter-Korean relations by fully implementing all existing agreements and declarations adopted between the two sides thus far.