STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On Inter-Korean Summit

The President of the General Assembly welcomes the upcoming historic summit meeting on 2 October in Pyongyang between the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea. The President wishes to commend the two leaders for their brave initiative and further encourages them to use the opportunity of their meeting to make progress on promoting peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and on inter-Korean reconciliation. The President notes that it is in the interest of all Member States of the United Nations to achieve progress on those issues. The President believes that it is through dialogue that differences between Member States can best be resolved.

New York, 1 October 2007

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