Ministry of External Affairs on Inter-Korean summit
Ministry of External Affairs on Inter-Korean summit

India backs efforts to bring 'lasting peace' in Korean Peninsula

ANI | Updated: Apr 29, 2018 14:17 IST

New Delhi [India], April 29 (ANI): India on Saturday "welcomed" the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Panmunjom.

The Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release, "We hope that such engagement will help in reducing tensions and pave the way for lasting peace and reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula."

India also extended its support for all efforts taken to bring about peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and diplomacy.

The statement added, "We hope that all efforts to find a resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue will also include addressing concerns about the proliferation linkages of DPRK's nuclear and missile programme."

North-South Korea conducted a historic inter-Korean summit on Friday. They formally signed a bilateral peace treaty ending the six-decades-old war between the two countries.

The two Koreas also agreed to achieve "complete denuclearisation" on the Korean Peninsula.

Earlier in the day, North Korea announced its plan to shut down its Punggye-ri nuclear site by May. (ANI)

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