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R.O.K. Government's Stance on Dismantlement of Punggyeri Nuclear Test Site

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R.O.K. Government's Stance on Dismantlement of Punggyeri Nuclear Test Site

□ The ROKG expresses regrets that South Korean press corps were unable to visit the North due to North Korea’s lack of follow-up measures despite inviting them to the ceremony for dismantling Punggyeri nuclear test site scheduled between May 23 and 25.

□ The Government reiterates that the purpose of the “Panmunjeom Declaration” adopted between leaders of the South and the North, is to end confrontations and hostilities of the past, and move toward a new era of reconciliation, peace and prosperity by fulfilling all inter-Korean agreements.

□ Nonetheless, the Government pays due attention to the fact that the North’s pledge to dismantle the Punggyeri nuclear test site, an initial measure for denuclearization, is proceeding as planned, and expects that such action lead to the successful hosting of North Korea-U.S. summit.

□ In line with the expectations that the North take practical measures to achieve complete denuclearization and establish permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, the ROKG will continue to work together through close inter-Korean and ROK-U.S. cooperations.

May 22, 2018
Unification Minister

 

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