27 April 201814:01

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the inter-Korean summit


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We welcome the successful holding of the meeting between the leaders of the two Korean states in Panmunjom on April 27. We regard it as a significant step by Seoul and Pyongyang to national reconciliation and the establishment of strong relationships of independent value.

We have a positive view of the agreements enshrined in the Panmunjom Declaration on the results of the inter-Korean summit. We are ready to facilitate the establishment of practical cooperation between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea, including through the development of tripartite cooperation in the railway, electricity, gas and other industries.

The meeting confirmed the commitment of the parties to the intensification of the political and diplomatic process seeking to resolve the entire complex of the Korean Peninsula issues, including the nuclear issue. In coordination with the countries involved, we will continue to make efforts towards this end along the lines of the Russia-China roadmap for the Korean settlement. We believe that this work must lead to resuming multilateral negotiations in the interest of shaping a system of peace and security in Northeast Asia.

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