Nepal welcomes historic inter-Korean summit and it’s declaration


KATHMANDU, April 28: The Government of Nepal has welcomed the Inter-Korean historic summit and the issuance of its declaration.

“The Government of Nepal welcomes the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit at Peace House in Panmunjeom and the issuance of Declaration following the Summit,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a press release on Saturday evening.

“Nepal believes that it is a significant step forward towards normalizing their bilateral relations, and hopes that this will contribute to establish lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula,” added the MoFA.

The leaders of North and South Korea,  Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in, agreed to pursue a permanent peace treaty and the complete denuclearization of their divided peninsula at a historic summit on Friday.

The duo also agreed that they would this year seek a permanent end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty.