Two Koreas call for end to war on peninsula

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RoK's President Moon Jae-in (right) shaking hands with DPRK's leader Kim Jong-un after their second summit at the north side of the truce village of Panmunjom, at the Demilitarized Zone. (Photo: AFP).
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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) called for a complete end to the danger of war, the official media reported in Pyongyang on October 6.

The appeal was issued on October 5 at an event held in Pyongyang to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the 2007 inter-Korean summit and released on October 6 by the Korean Central News Agency.

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, and Unification Minister of RoK Cho Myoung-gyon were present at the ceremony.

The two sides called for "a complete end to the danger of a war on this land and turn our land into the peaceful one without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats."

They also called for thoroughly carrying out the historic Panmunjom declaration signed at the 2018 inter-Korean summit held in April and the September declaration signed last month by leaders of the two countries.

In October 2007, then DPRK leader Kim Jong Il and then RoK’s President Roh Moo-hyun held a summit in Pyongyang. Both sides announced a declaration on the development of inter-Korean relations and peace and prosperity.

The RoK’s delegation led by Cho and Lee Hae-chan, chief of the ruling Democratic Party, arrived in Pyongyang on October 4.

Xinhua