Answering reporters’ query about the outcome of the inter-Korean summit which took place in Pyongyang, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said that Vietnam welcomed the outcome of the inter-Korean summit on September 19, and the signing of the Pyongyang Joint Declaration.
Vietnam supported the related parties maintaining dialogue and high-level meetings, and having constructive and practical actions in order to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula; and promoting dialogue, cooperation, peace and stability in the region and the world as well, she emphasized.
|Leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a joint press conference announcing the outcome of the inter-Korean summit on September 19. Source: Reuters.
Earlier, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and leader Kim Jong-un of DPRK held summits in Pyongyang from September 18-19.
The two leaders assessed that remarkable achievements had been made since the historic Panmunjeom Declaration was signed, including the two Koreas engaging in close government-level dialogue and communication as well as in nongovernmental exchanges and cooperation in various areas, and taking significant steps toward easing military tensions.
The two leaders reaffirmed the principles of self-reliance and self-determination of the Korean people and agreed to consistently and continuously advance inter-Korean ties for reconciliation, cooperation, peace and joint prosperity. They also agreed to exert joint efforts to realize, through policies, the people's aim and hope for improved inter-Korean ties to lead to unification.
The two leaders sincerely and extensively discussed issues on further boosting inter-Korean ties to a higher level through the thorough implementation of the Panmunjeom Declaration. They also shared the view that the Pyongyang summits will become a major turning point in history.
By Linh Bui