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Hugo Swire welcomes agreement between North Korea and South Korea

Hugo Swire welcomes the agreement between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula


Minister for Asia, Hugo Swire, said:

This is a welcome development which demonstrates the importance of dialogue and diplomacy. I am especially pleased both sides have committed to hold further talks to try to improve inter-Korean relations. Both countries working together to improve stability is a positive step which I hope, in time, will realise the international community’s vision of a de-nuclearised Korean Peninsula, free from the fear of conflict.

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Published 25 August 2015