eseoulpost
DomesticInterKorea Contacts
Now is golden chance to achieve denuclearization, peace on peninsula: unification minister
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2018.05.11  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

South Korea's unification minister said Friday that the current situation provides a "golden opportunity" to achieve denuclearization and bring permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula.

Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon also voiced optimism about the outlook for implementation of the agreements reached by the leaders of the two Koreas during a summit held in late April at the truce village of Panmunjom.

"Now is the golden opportunity to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and establish a peace regime," he told a forum held in Seoul. "We never know when such a chance would come again."

   South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a joint declaration on April 27 in which they affirmed the goal of "complete" denuclearization of the peninsula and agreed to seek to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War.

The historic inter-Korean summit, the third of its kind after ones in 2000 and 2007, will be followed by an unprecedented meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader in Singapore on June 12. The South and the U.S. also plan to hold a summit in Washington on May 22.

"Sufficient time and momentum could not be maintained to enforce agreements reached in the previous (South-North) summits since they were held in the mid or late terms of each presidency," Cho said. "This time, it is very positive in terms of the possibility of implementation, since the summit was held in the early stages of the government."

   He added, "In preparation for the upcoming North Korea-U.S. summit, we will do our best to iron out any differences at various levels through dialogue between South Korea and the U.S., South and North Korea and South Korea and China."

   With regard to the Moon-Trump summit, the minister said the two leaders are expected to discuss coordination to advance the current peace mood based on the achievements made through the recent inter-Korean summit and to exchange views on how to make the upcoming North Korea-U.S. summit a success.

Welcoming the recent release of three American detainees from North Korea, he said that the government will make active efforts to bring home its own citizens held in the northern neighbor as soon as possible.

According to the unification ministry, which handles inter-Korean relations, six South Korean citizens, including three Christian missionaries, are being held in the North on charges of spying for South Korea's intelligence agency. (Yonhap News)

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Azerbaijan fetes 100th Republic Day in gala reception in Seoul on May 21
2
Paraguay Embassy fetes 207th Anniversary of the independence
3
Mohammed bin Rashid launches construction of AED394 million Shindagha Bridge project
4
Peace Forum on International Cooperation for Stability Held in Kyiv
5
ERC provides food aid to people in Lahej, Yemen
6
UAE participates in international conference on victims of racial, religious violence in Middle East
7
Sharjah Ramadan Majlis: Despite Challenges, UAE Publishing Industry Upbeat about Future
8
General Directorate of Residency in Dubai, Samsung sign MoU
9
Abdullah bin Zayed attends New York University's fifth graduation ceremony
10
Mohammed bin Zayed receives Chief of Pakistan Army
Photo News Green Biz
Suqia plays key role in enhancing UAE's global efforts to address water challenges
Suqia plays key role in enhancing ...
min
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative Initiatives by Sharjah Development Forum to Serve UAE’s Technical Sector
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative I...
min
UAE environmentalists to travel to ends of the earth to inspire change
UAE environmentalists to travel to...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmo...
min
Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus
Masdar unveils locally manufacture...
min
Photo News Sports
S. Korea women's football coach eyes knockout berth at 2019 World Cup
S. Korea women's football coach ey...
min
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ras al-Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ra...
min
S. Korean named new leader of East Asian football body
S. Korean named new leader of East...
min
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female people of determination who participated in Special Olympics Regional Games in Abu Dhabi
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer says 4 things led to successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer s...
min
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end...
min
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 witnesses incredible sporting achievement
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special...
min
Largest Winter Paralympics to close in PyeongChang
Largest Winter Paralympics to clos...
min
Photo News World
S. Korea women's football coach eyes knockout berth at 2019 World Cup
S. Korea women's football coach ey...
min
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ras al-Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ra...
min
S. Korean named new leader of East Asian football body
S. Korean named new leader of East...
min
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female people of determination who participated in Special Olympics Regional Games in Abu Dhabi
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer says 4 things led to successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer s...
min
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end...
min
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 witnesses incredible sporting achievement
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special...
min
Largest Winter Paralympics to close in PyeongChang
Largest Winter Paralympics to clos...
min
Photo News Opinion
S. Korea's unification ministry seeks talks with N. Korea to implement summit agreements
S. Korea's unification ministry se...
min
PM calls for measures to minimize negative effects from U.S. sanctions on Iran
PM calls for measures to minimize ...
min
Citibank Korea reports 6.7 pct rise in Q1 profit
Citibank Korea reports 6.7 pct ris...
min
Moon welcomes planned dismantlement of N. Korean nuclear test site
Moon welcomes planned dismantlemen...
min
2 Koreas expected to hold high-level talks this week: Seoul official
2 Koreas expected to hold high-lev...
min
Firms making inquiries about opening operations at now-shuttered Kaesong complex
Firms making inquiries about openi...
min
Hyundai mulls acquiring electronic auto parts maker for growth
Hyundai mulls acquiring electronic...
min
Immigration officials raid Korean Air in connection with alleged illegal employment
Immigration officials raid Korean ...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com