Judging since the June 12th Sentosa Island Summit between US President Donald Trump & North Korea leader Kim Jung-en, such communication process initiated from Panmoonjeom & Singapore is providing us with a golden opportunity to abolish neclear threat and last but not least to change existing conflicts into a peace's era on the Korean peninsula. The Seoul Diplomatic Corps. sent their messages to the NDNnews(www.ndnnews.co.kr) & Seoulcity magazine as follows, acknowleding such importance after the June 12th Sentosa Island Summit of the Century. -Ed.
HE. Mohammed El Amine DERRAGUI, Ambassador of Algeria in the Republic of Korea
Algeria followed closely the recent developments in the Korean Peninsula and welcomes the encouraging outcomes of the Inter-Korean Summit in Panmunjom (27 April 2018).
While expressing support for the process of peaceful settlement initiated by the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Algeria encourages the continued efforts of all for the preservation of peace and security in the Korean Peninsula.
Through its firm position on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, its commitment for a nuclear disarmament and the exclusive peaceful use of nuclear energy and in accordance with its doctrine on disarmament and non-proliferation, Algeria, at all times and in all circumstances, pledged for the complete prohibition of nuclear tests.
Bangladesh Amb. Abida Islam to the Republic of Korea
The Government of Bangladesh has issued a press statement after the historic landmark summit in Singapore on 12th June 2018 which says „Bangladesh welcomes the historic Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un which has generated momentum to overcome long-drawn tensions. The Joint Statement of the Summit reflected strong commitments of the two Leaders to restore peace, stability and security on Korean peninsula.
Bangladesh hopes that all concerned parties will support this peace Initiative and facilitate implementation of the outcome of the summit for the benefit of the region and beyond. Bangladesh will continue to work with the international community to resolve all differences and disputes peacefully through dialogue.
Petar Andonov, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Korea
The Republic of Bulgaria welcomes the agreements reached at the Summit meeting between the US President Donald Trump and the DPRK State Affairs Commission Chairman Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12, 2018. The meeting marks a new stage in the relations between the US and the DPRK and along with the Republic of Korea – DPRK Summit held on April 27 this year is an important step towards achieving long-lasting peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region of Northeast Asia. The Republic of Bulgaria currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU and in its current capacity as EU local representation in Pyongyang, will continue to support EU’s diplomatic efforts in promoting dialogue and confidence building.We expect concrete measures implementing the Singapore agreement to be taken in order to reach the ultimate goal of comprehensive, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of the DPRK nuclear and missile programs.
Costa Rica Amb. Rodolfo Solano Quiros
The DPRK-US Summit has concluded with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump signing a joint statement, paving the way towards a world with lasting peace and stability on a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. As a nation that holds peace, human rights and a nuclear free world as non-negotiable universal values, we celebrate the outcome with the hopes that all the actors involved may implement the agreements reached for the common good of human kind. We congratulate the Government of the Republic of Korea for its valiant and countless efforts in seeking peace in the region.
His Excellency Czech Ambassador Tomas Husak regarding last two Historic Summits.
The Government of the Czech Republic has sincerely welcomed the “Panmunjeom Declaration”, in which President Moon Jae-in and North Korea Leader Kim Jong-eun expressed their shared objective of achieving a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, and Sentosa Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader, where both parties agreed to join their efforts to build peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. We hope that the agreed processes will lead to the lasting stability in the region and to the improvement of lives of all people on the Korean Peninsula.
We hope that the positive spirit of both summits will continue and will result in renewing of regular dialogue and exchanges at various levels. The Czech Republic will continue to support all steps aiming at achieving everlasting peace, stability and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula.
Ambassador of Ecuador H.E Oscar Herrera Gilbert Message for The Seoul City Magazine July
I would like to express its deep satisfaction due to the dialogues held in Singapore between the Presidents of the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to guarantee the stability of the Korean peninsula. The Ecuadorian State considers positive the decision of the two countries to establish new relations and to build peace regime for the region and the world. As a country that actively promotes peace and fraternity, Ecuador encourages the parties to advance in the implementation of their commitments.
I would also like to honor a special distinction to H.E. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, for his outstanding mediation in the Korean peace process.
H.E. DIFIE AGYARKO KUSI (MRS), AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA
Ghana welcomes the positive outcome of the just concluded
Summit between leaders of the United States of America and The Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea in Singapore on 12th June, 2018.
We wish to congratulate President Donald Trump of the United States of America and his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, for the statemanship demonstrated in the negotiations, aimed at complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
We would also like to take this opportunity to commend all parties who played a role in the entire process, and remain optimistic that their continued involvement would help not only to sustain the momentum of the peace process but also, strengthen the commitment of the two leaders to the implementation of the agreement reached at the Summit.
Meanwhile, we wish to urge the people of the United States, the Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea as well as the rest of the international community to lend their full support to the leadership of the two countries as they embark on the difficult journey towards achieving complete denuclearization and a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
MESSAGE BY THE AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA, H.E. MR. UMAR HADI, FOR THE SEOUL CITY MAGAZINE REGARDING THE SUMMIT BETWEEN US PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP & NORTH KOREA LEADER, KIM JONG-UN ON 12 JUNE 2018
Indonesia welcomes the summit held between the United States and North Korean leaders in Singapore last June 2018 which has opened a new era in the relations between the two countries. Indonesia hopes the results of the summit can be followed up with concrete actions that would lead to prosperity and sustainable peace in the Korean Peninsula free from nuclear weapon. Indonesia believes that peace in the Korean Peninsula will greatly contribute to regional ecosystem of peace and stability.
Message of H.E. Adel Mohammad Adaileh, Ambassador of Jordan
As at the times of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit that took place on April 27, and again on May 26, we have watched the North Korea-US Summit in Singapore on June 12, with much hope and anticipation for a new and important phase of peace and denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula. In this regard, we salute the striving efforts and initiatives of President Moon Jae-in for peace and stability between the two Koreas since his election as the leader of the country. We believe such dedication and commitment has played a pivotal role in the success of this historic Summit, that signals thaw in the North Korea-US relations for the first time in 70 years, a possible momentum to put a final end to a vestige of the Cold War left behind by history. It is never too late to emphasize the significance of peace and security in the daily lives of the mankind for sustainable development. On that note, Jordan stresses the importance of the keen attention and close cooperation of the international community for peace, security and stability for this "new era of peace" to be firmly established in the Korean Peninsula and the region, as well as the world at large, and last but not least, calls for the same degree of attention and efforts to achieve peace and to bolster security and stability in the Middle East.
Kyrgyz Amb. Kylychbek SULTAN
The Kyrgyz Republic welcomes the historic summit
Between the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr.
Moon Jae-in and the Chairman of the State Affairs
Commission of the Democratic People‘s Republic of
Korea, Kim Jong-un, on April 27, 2018 at the Peace
House at the truce village of Panmunjeom(South Korea),
as well as the adoption of the Panmunjeom Declaration
on Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean
The Kyrgyz side, being committed to the goals of non-
Proliferation of nuclear weapons and disarmament, and
being an active participant and depositary of the Treaty on
a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia, is convinced
that the outcome of the inter-Korean summit will undoubtedly
contribute to the favorable development of inter-Korean
relations and the strengthening of peace and security
in the region and at the global level.
Myanmar Amb. Thura H Thet Oo Maung
Myanmar welcomes the joint Statement issued at the US-DPRK Summit
The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar welcomes the Joint Statement issued by President Donald Trump
of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jung-un of the Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea on 12 June 2018 at the Singapore Summit.
The Government of Myanmar hopes that the positive outcomes that have resulted from the meeting of the two leaders will enable them to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean
Peninsula and thus contributes to the peace and stability of the region and the world at large.
Myanmar commends both the United States of America and the Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea and all concerned parties involved in making the historic Summit possible, in particular the current ASEAN Chair, Singapore, for hosting this milestone event.
Message from Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay, HE Raúl Silvero,
on the Summit between President Moon Jae-in & North Korea leader
Kim Jong-un, and Sentosa Island, Singapore June 12th Summit between US President Donald Trump & North Korea leader
After the past summits of Panmunjon and Singapore, the climate of security has changed drastically, and for good. Tensions mounted to their highest peak since the end of the Korean War in 2017. However, due to diplomatic efforts of their leaders, notably President Moon Jae-in’s bridging role, today the dream of the day in which the last remaining wall of the Cold War is torn down, has become a reality. The Government of Paraguay expressed, and continues to express, its most sincere wishes for a prompt implementation of both Declarations and the building of mutual trust that will allow parties to reduce the differences gap. As part of the international community, we celebrate the beginning of this journey towards peace and a brighter future.
Message of H.E. Ambassador Raul S. Hernandez
Seoul City Magazine July 2018
On the conclusion of the Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un that was held in Singapore on 12 June 2018. I, on behalf of the Philippines Government, wish to congratulate the two countries and their peoples for all their unremitting efforts and commitment in working together to create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula and beyond. As a democratic nation that promotes peaceful resolutions of dispute, we also underscore the importance and value of dialogue and diplomacy in seeking a resolution to outstanding issues among all concerned parties.
We also welcome the successful outcome of the meeting between the two leaders. We hope that the precedent set at the Summit will provide impetus to further concrete actions toward the goals of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of lasting peace, stability and security in the region.
The Philippines, as a neighbor and a friend, is ready to play a constructive role in contributing to peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula.
H.E. Alexander Timonin, Russia Amb. to the Republic of Korea
The Russian Federation welcomes the results of the talks held by the Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-eun and the US President Donald Trump on June 12 in Singapore. We proceed from the fact that normalization of US-North Korean relations, which is reflected in the final Joint Statement of both sides, is an integral part of the complex settlement of the problems of the Korean peninsula, including nuclear issue.
We positively assess the statement of the US President about the inappropriateness of conducting military exercises in the negotiation process. We are convinced that the cessation of provocative actions is a necessary step towards reducing the level of tension around the Korean peninsula, creating the atmosphere of trust.
For our part, we will continue to make active efforts to maintain political and diplomatic process around the Korean peninsula and we urge our partners to start working on the modalities of multilateral consultations, which ultimate goal is to create a solid peace and security mechanism based on the legitimate interests of all the states of Northeast Asia.
And besides, we are convinced that one of the most important components of the normalization process in the region can and should be the modification of the sanctions regime of the UN Security Council regarding DPRK. Moreover, in the relevant sanctions resolutions the Council's readiness to adapt to this kind of changes in case of obvious positive dynamics of the situation was repeatedly confirmed. This could become a serious assistance to the political and diplomatic settlement in the Northeast Asia region.
Senegal Amb. Mamadou Gueye FAYE
Like all peace-loving people in the international community, the Government of the Republic of Senegal welcomes the positive dynamics noted in the process of normalization of the political climate in the Korean peninsula.
In this perspective, the notorious advances made at the two historic summits of Panmunjeom on April 27, 2018 between the two Koreas, and Singapore on June 12, 2018 between North Korea and the United States of America are salutary.
On the occasion of these meetings, the discussions at the highest level allowed the various parties to agree on ways and means leading to the complete denuclearization of the peninsula and the pacification of relations between the countries concerned.
Senegal renews its congratulations to His Excellency President Moon Jae-In and wishes every success to all initiatives to achieve peace and progress, particularly in this region, but also especially in the whole world.
H.E. Nguyen Vu Tu Ambassador of Vietnam to the Republic of Korea
I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Korea on the recent positive developments in the Korean Peninsula, starting with the successful organization of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, followed by the historic inter-Korean summit in Panmunjom on April 27, 2018, and the historic summit between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
I sincerely hope, with the continued efforts of the Republic of Korea, the parties concerned, and the entire international community, the world will witness a complete denuclearization and the establishment of lasting and stable peace in the beautiful Korean Peninsula.