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Letter to Ambassadors re Fourth Korea Summit

Letter to Ambassadors re Fourth South Korea - North Korea Summit


New Zealand-Democratic People's Republic of Korea Society

28th May 2018.

His Excellency An Kwang-il,

Ambassador Designate of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to New Zealand, Jakarta.

His Excellency Yeo Seung-bae,

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to New Zealand, Wellington.

Excellencies,

Given the confusion and conflicting messages coming forth from the President Donald Trump administration, the NZ DPRK Society applauds the commitment of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and President Moon Jae-in to the Panmunjom Declaration which “affirmed the principle of determining the destiny of the Korean nation on their own accord”.

This has long been the wish of the Korean people, as was articulated in the July 4 1972 South-North Joint Communiqué:

“First, unification shall be achieved independently, without depending on foreign powers and without foreign interference.

Second, unification shall be achieved through peaceful means, without resorting to the use of force against each other”.

The historic north-south summit held last weekend is a potent symbol of national reconciliation and unity, peace and prosperity providing all Koreans with a new hope and vitality.

Sincerely,

Tim Beal

Chairman

Peter Wilson,

Secretary

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