Joint Statement on the ‘2018 Inter-Korean Summit’ by the Leaders of Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea
May 9, 2018
- We, the leaders of Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea, appreciate all the efforts to date by the international community toward the current positive development surrounding DPRK. The leaders of Japan and the People’s Republic of China especially appreciate and welcome the “Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula” agreed between President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong Un on April 27 at the historic 2018 Inter-Korean Summit, which confirmed their common goal of the complete denuclearization of and the establishment of a permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
- We, the leaders of Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea, strongly hope that, building on the result of this Inter-Korean Summit, further efforts by relevant parties, in particular through the upcoming U.S.-DPRK Summit, will contribute to comprehensive resolution of concerns of the parties for peace and stability in the region.
- We reaffirm that maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula as well as in Northeast Asia is our common interest and responsibility. We will strengthen our joint efforts toward this goal.