Russia welcomes Pyongyang inter-Korean summit
The Russian government welcomed the results of the fifth inter-Korean summit talks in a press release issued by its Foreign Ministry on September 19.
Welcoming the agreements made at the Pyongyang summit, the statement referred to the fact that north and south of Korea in the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration confirmed their intention to make the Korean peninsula a peace zone and agreed to boost cooperation in the fields of politics, military, the economy and humanitarianism.
Russia has insisted on achieving progress in inter-Korean relations by means of dialogue and will contribute to developing their dialogue in the spirit of the documents they signed in future, it said. It hoped that all the relevant countries would work hard for the comprehensive and early settlement of the nuclear and other issues of the Korean peninsula in a political and diplomatic way.
The statement called on the US to take constructive measures in response to the DPRK in accordance with their June 12 joint statement.
On the same day, the Russian presidential press secretary in a press conference expressed support for the proactive and effective measures for the coordination of the Korean issue, adding Moscow welcomes the results of the Pyongyang summit.