SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES PROGRESS IN SIX-PARTY TALKS TOWARDS VERIFIABLE DENUCLEARIZATION OF KOREAN PENINSULA IN PEACEFUL MANNER

26 June 2008
SG/SM/11659-DC/3117

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES PROGRESS IN SIX-PARTY TALKS TOWARDS VERIFIABLE DENUCLEARIZATION OF KOREAN PENINSULA IN PEACEFUL MANNER

26 June 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11659 DC/3117
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES PROGRESS IN SIX-PARTY TALKS TOWARDS VERIFIABLE

DENUCLEARIZATION OF KOREAN PENINSULA IN PEACEFUL MANNER

The following statement was issued today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

I welcome continued progress in the six-party talks towards the verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner.

Today’s submission by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea of the declaration of its nuclear programmes to China as Chair of the talks, followed by the reciprocal actions of the United States, are important steps forward.  I call on all six participants to take this opportunity to expedite movement towards the full implementation of the 2005 Joint Statement.  I strongly support their efforts towards this end.

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