Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of the
to the United Nations General Assembly on September 6,
Declaration on Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of the Korean
Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea and Moon Jae-in, President of the
Republic of Korea, reflecting the unanimous aspiration of all the
Koreans for peace, prosperity and reunification, held the
Inter-Korean Summit Meeting at the “Peace House” at Panmunjom on 27
April, 2018 at the significant period of historic turn being made on
the Korean peninsula.
two leaders solemnly declared before the 80 million Koreans and the
whole world that there will be no more war and a new era of peace
has begun on the Korean peninsula.
sharing the firm commitment to bring a swift end to the Cold War
relic of longstanding division and confrontation, to boldly open up
a new era of national reconciliation, peace and prosperity, and to
improve and cultivate interKorean relations in a more active
manner, declared at this historic site of Panmunjom as
The two sides will reconnect the blood relations of the nation and
bring forward the future of co-prosperity and independent
reunification led by Koreans by achieving comprehensive and epochal
improvement and development in inter-Korean relations.
and developing 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.
The two sides affirmed the principle of national independence which
specifies that the destiny of our nation is determined on their own
accord and agreed to open up a watershed moment for the improvement
and development of inter Korean relations by fully implementing all
existing inter-Korean declarations and agreements adopted thus
The two sides agreed to hold dialogue and negotiations in various
fields including the high-level talks at an early date and take
active measures for the implementation of the agreements reached at
The two sides agreed to establish a joint liaison office with
resident representatives of both sides in Kaesong area in order to
ensure close consultation between the authorities and to
satisfactorily facilitate civil exchanges and cooperation.
The two sides agreed to invigorate multi-faceted cooperation,
exchanges, visits and contacts of people from all levels of society
in order to give further momentum to the atmosphere of national
reconciliation and unity.
the north and the south, the two sides will boost the atmosphere of
reconciliation and cooperation by actively staging various joint
events on the dates that hold special meaning for both South and
North Korea, such as June 15, in which people from all levels of
society including the authorities, parliaments, political parties,
local governments and civil organizations, will be involved. On the
international front, the two sides agreed to demonstrate the
nation’s wisdom, talents and unity by jointly participating in
international sports events such as the 2018 Asian Games.
The two sides agreed to endeavor to swiftly resolve the humanitarian
issues that resulted from the division of the nation, and to convene
the Inter-Korean Red Cross Meeting to discuss and solve various
issues including the reunion of separated families and
the present, the two sides agreed to hold the reunion of separated
families and relatives with the upcoming August 15 as an
The two sides agreed to actively promote the projects agreed in the
October 4 declaration in order to achieve the balanced development
and co-prosperity of the nation’s economy, and to take practical
measures to relink and modernize railways and roads on the eastern
and western coasts on a priority basis for their active use.
The two sides will make joint efforts to defuse the acute military
tensions and to substantially remove the danger of a war on the
the military tension and eliminating the danger of war is a very
important issue related to the destiny of the nation and a very
crucial issue for ensuring peaceful and stable life of the
The two sides agreed to completely cease all hostile acts against
each other in every domain including land, sea and air that are the
root cause of military tension and conflicts.
the present, they agreed to stop all the hostile acts including the
loud-speaker broadcasting and scattering of leaflets in the areas
along the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) from May 1, to dismantle
their means, and further to transform the DMZ into a peace zone in a
The two sides agreed to devise a practical scheme to turn the area
of the Northern Limit Line in the West Sea into a maritime peace
zone to prevent accidental military clashes and ensure safe fishing
The two sides agreed to, along with the reinvigoration of mutual
cooperation, exchanges, visits and contacts, take various military
measures to ensure such endeavors.
two sides agreed to hold frequent meetings between military
authorities including the defense ministers’ meeting in order to
discuss and settle the military issues that may arise between the
two sides without delay, and to convene military talks first at the
rank of general within May to begin with.
The two sides will actively cooperate to build a permanent and
stable peace regime on the Korean peninsula.
an end to the current unnatural state of armistice and establishing
a firm peace regime on the Korean peninsula is a historic mission
that must not be delayed any further.
The two sides reaffirmed the non-aggression agreement that precludes
the use of force in any form against each other and agreed to
strictly abide by it.
The two sides agreed to carry out disarmament in a phased manner, as
military tension is alleviated and substantial progress is made in
The two sides agreed to declare the end of war this year that marks
the 65th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement and actively promote
the holding of trilateral meetings involving the two sides and the
United States, or quadrilateral meetings involving the two sides,
the United states and China with a view to replacing the Armistice
Agreement with a peace agreement and establishing a permanent and
solid peace regime.
The two sides confirmed the common goal of realizing, through
complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
two sides shared the view that the measures being initiated by the
north side are very meaningful and crucial for the denuclearization
of the Korean peninsula, and agreed to fulfill their respective
responsibility and role.
two sides agreed to make active efforts to seek the support and
cooperation of the international community for the denuclearization
of the Korean peninsula.
two leaders agreed to frequently have an in-depth discussion on the
important matters for the nation through regular meetings and
hotlines, deepen confidence and jointly endeavor to further expand
the favorable trend toward the sustained development of the
north-south ties and peace, prosperity and reunification of the
this context, President Moon Jae-in agreed to visit Pyongyang this
Done in Panmunjom
(Signed) Moon Jae-in
State Affairs Commission
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea