Statement by Mr. Hoang Chi Trung, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations at the general debate of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on agenda item 167 entitled “Peace, security and reunification on the Korean peninsula”
New York, 31st October 2007
My delegation is very pleased to take part in the debate on this important item of the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly. First and foremost, we wish to thank the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea for their joint efforts in introducing the draft resolution A/62/L.4 entitled “Peace, security and reunification on the Korean peninsula”. We are all very delighted to see the two Koreas working together for the interests of peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and in the region.
The second summit meeting held in Pyongyang from 2nd to 4th October 2007 between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea and the Declaration on the Advancement of North-South Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity which was adopted at the summit are truly of great historic significance. Viet Nam welcomes and highly appreciates the encouraging outcomes of these developments.
My country is convinced that this represents an important milestone in the process of improvement and development of relations between the two Koreas. We firmly believe that the implementation of the outcomes of the second Summit, the Declaration on the advancement of the relations between the two Koreas in particular, will contribute to promoting reconciliation and cooperation and maintaining peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the region. It will also bring them closer to their long-held dreams of national reunification and prosperity.
Viet Nam always wishes to see peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. We consistently support the settlement of the Korean peninsula’s issues through dialogues and peaceful negotiations. We share the intense aspirations for peace and national reunification of the peoples of the North and the South of the Korean Peninsula.
Viet Nam has been following the developments in the Korean peninsula with keen interest. We urge the international community, the United Nations in particular, to lend their strong support to the two Koreas in their efforts to materialize the outcomes they have achieved at the summit meeting so that they will soon reach their common goals of national reconciliation and reunification. As a country that enjoys good relations with both the two Koreas, Viet Nam is willing to contribute actively and positively to the improvement of the relations between the two Koreas as well as the peace process in the Korean peninsula. The enhanced peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula will further the cause of peace and security in North East Asia as well as in the world as a whole.
I thank you, Mr. President.