Release from the PCP Press Office

On the Summit between the Presidents of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and of the United States of America

Regarding the holding of the Summit between Kim Jong-Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, on June 12 in Singapore, and the commitments meanwhile made public, the PCP considers that this Summit - following the Panmunjom Declaration signed on April 27 between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea - could represent a step towards a peaceful solution to a long-running conflict of more than 65 years due to the stubborn and aggressive US policy, which maintains a powerful military presence in South Korea.

Recalling that in the past, agreements and commitments have been established between the DPRK and the US, which were not subsequently respected and complied with by the US, the PCP considers that a solution to the conflict requires respect for the principles of national sovereignty and independence, for the right of the Korean people to decide their own destinies, on the path to the realization of their aspiration for the peaceful reunification of Korea.

The PCP reaffirms that such a path necessarily involves dialogue and negotiation, an end to foreign interferences, pressures and threats - including sanctions and military manoeuvres promoted by the US in the region - a normalization of relations, the implementation of effective guarantees of security for the DPRK, with a view to a stable and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, free of nuclear weapons and foreign military forces.