Published: 16:21, September 22, 2021 | Updated: 18:02, September 22, 2021
ROK president calls for resumption of talks with DPRK
By Xinhua

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly on Sept 21, 2021 in New York. (EDUARDO MUNOZ / POOL / AFP)

UNITED NATIONS - Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called for the resumption of talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as well as an end-of-war declaration on the Korean Peninsula.

"Peace on the Korean Peninsula begins always with dialogue and cooperation," Moon told the General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. "I call for speedy resumption of dialogue between the two Koreas and between the United States and North Korea."

Peace on the Korean Peninsula begins always with dialogue and cooperation.

Moon Jae-in,

Republic of Korea president

The DPRK is also referred to as North Korea.

"Today, I once again urge the community of nations to mobilize its strengths for the end-of-war declaration on the Korean Peninsula," he said. 

Last year, Moon proposed a declaration of ending the war on the Korean Peninsula in a video speech to the 75th session of UNGA. 

Both DPRK and ROK have conducted missile tests in recent days and both called their missile launches acts of "self-defence."

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An international affairs analyst in DPRK recently criticized the United States for double-dealing on the Korean Peninsula, which he called "a stumbling block in the way of solving the Korean Peninsula issue" and a catalyst straining tensions.