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Saturday, October 06, 2018, 17:52
DPRK, ROK call for end to war on peninsula
By Xinhua
Saturday, October 06, 2018, 17:52 By Xinhua

Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, speaks during a joint DPRK and ROK event marking the 11th anniversary of a 2007 inter-Korean summit, at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on Oct 5, 2018. (KIM WON JIN / AFP)

PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Republic of Korea (ROK) called for a complete end to the danger of war, the official media reported Saturday.

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

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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"

Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, and Unification Minister of the 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 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 delegation led by Cho and Lee Hae-chan, chief of the ruling Democratic Party, arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday. 

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