Communiques

The following is the unofficial translation of the communique issued from the Pyongyang summit. President Moon’s statement following the summit can be found on the Blue House website. At the bottom of this post is a link to download a translation of the military accord that was signed at the same time. Pyongyang Joint Declaration […]

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The Singapore Summit: the Joint Statement

by Philip Gowman 12 June 2018
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Here is the official text from the Summit: Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim […]

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Text of the Panmunjeom Declaration

by Philip Gowman 27 April 2018
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I’m wondering why a text as significant as this one is not prominently displayed on the Chongwadae or Ministry of Unification websites. The following is the unofficial translation you can find in the English-language newspapers. If there’s a materially different official version that subsequently comes to light I’ll repost. Update 12 May 2018 – I’ve […]

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Statements on the Comfort Women issue

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2015
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Statements published jointly today by the Japanese and South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs aim to bring closure to the issue of wartime sexual slavery. The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan also published a statement on the inter-governmental announcements, which says that the issue is by no means […]

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Investigation Result on the Sinking of ROKS “Cheonan”

by Philip Gowman 20 May 2010
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Here is the text of the report of the investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan, released today. Investigation Result on the Sinking of ROKS “Cheonan” THU. 20 MAY, 2010 The Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group Opening Statement The Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group(JIG) conducted its investigation with 25 experts from 10 top Korean expert agencies, 22 […]

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Carpe Diem – Lord Alton and Baroness Cox report from the DPRK

by Philip Gowman 26 February 2009
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Two British parliamentarians return from the DPRK and report on the meetings they held with DPRK officials

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Lord Alton and Baroness Cox return from Pyongyang

by Philip Gowman 7 February 2009
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British Parliamentarians call on the new Obama administration to bring about a formal cessation of hostilities and normalisation of relations with DPRK

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The October 4 Declaration: Joint Communique from 2007 Inter-Korea Summit

by Philip Gowman 26 October 2007
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Here is an English translation of the official Joint Communique from the Inter-Korea Summit held earlier this month (2-4 October). Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity In accordance with the agreement between President Roh Moo-hyun of the Republic of Korea and Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defense Commission […]

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Full text of agreement at inter-Korean economic talks

by Philip Gowman 26 April 2007
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From the KOIS The following is the full text of a 10-point agreement issued by South and North Korea at the end of their five-day economic cooperation meeting in Pyongyang on Sunday. South and North Korea held the 13th meeting of the Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation Promotion Committee in Pyongyang on April 18-22, 2007. During the […]

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Six party talks, round 5

by Philip Gowman 18 February 2007
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The text of the joint agreement on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament as provided by the Chinese Foreign Ministry: The Third Session of the Fifth Round of the Six-Party Talks was held in Beijing among the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the […]

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Six party talks, round 4

by Philip Gowman 19 September 2005
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Following is a text of the joint statement at the conclusion of the fourth round of Six-Party Talks, as released in Beijing on September 19, 2005 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Joint Statement of the Fourth Round of the Six-Party Talks Beijing 19 September 2005 The Fourth Round […]

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Pyongyang declaration

by Philip Gowman 17 September 2002
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PYONGYANG, Sept. 17 Kyodo The following is the full text of the Japan-North Korea Pyongyang Declaration issued Tuesday after a summit meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Kim Jong Il, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Chairman Kim Jong Il of the DPRK National […]

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The June 15 North-South Joint Declaration

by Philip Gowman 15 June 2000
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The following is the text of the joint declaration issued following the first Nouth-South summit. NORTH-SOUTH JOINT DECLARATION True to the noble will of all the fellow countrymen for the peaceful reunification of the country, Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and President Kim Dae […]

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The 1994 US – DPRK Agreed Framework

by Philip Gowman 21 October 1994
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AGREED FRAMEWORK BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA GENEVA, OCTOBER 21, 1994 Delegations of the Governments of the United States of America (U.S.) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held talks in Geneva from September 23 to October 21, 1994, to negotiate an overall resolution of […]

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Denuclearization of the Korean peninsula

by Philip Gowman 19 February 1992
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The text of the Joint Declaration, courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists: JOINT DECLARATION ON THE DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA Entry into force on February 19, 1992 South and North Korea, In order to eliminate the danger of nuclear war through the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, to create conditions and an environment […]

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North-South Korea Joint Communiqué

by Philip Gowman 4 July 1972
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Text of the North-South Korea Joint Communiqué

NORTH-SOUTH JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ
Pyongyang, July 4, 1972

Talks were held in Pyongyang and Seoul for discussing the question of improving the relations between the north and the south and reunifying the divided country.

Ri Hu Rak, director of the Central Intelligence Agency in Seoul, visited Pyongyang in the period from May 2 to 5, 1972, and had talks with Kim

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