New York

08 August 2007

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Korean peninsula and inter-Korean reconciliation

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement today in Seoul of a planned summit meeting on 28 August in Pyongyang between the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea. The Secretary-General believes that such a meeting offers a significant opportunity for the promotion of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and inter-Korean reconciliation. He wishes to commend the two leaders for their initiative and hopes that this positive development will give further impetus to the progress made recently within the framework of the Six-Party Talks.