DPRK ready to discuss peace agreement at six-party talks

(Democratic People’s Republic of (northern) Korea) – Published on China View, January 11, 2010.

PYONGYANG, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Monday it would discuss reaching a peace treaty with relevant state parties in the framework of the six-party talks to replace the Armistice Agreement, the official Korean Central News Agency reported. The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that it was necessary to pay primary attention to build confidence between the DPRK and the United States … //

… It said the conclusion of the peace treaty would also help promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The statement suggested that the Armistice Agreement be replaced by a peace treaty this year which “marks the lapse of 60 years since the outbreak of the Korean War.” (full text).

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