Both the leaders of China and Russia greatly welcomed the positive change in conditions on the Korean Peninsula
and the mood for reconciliation and cooperation between South and North Korea to that end," Chung said at Seoul's Incheon International Airport.
Still, some in China are afraid the country, which hosted failed six-nation talks on the nuclear issue a decade ago, could be cut out of negotiations on denuclearising the Korean peninsula
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Friday said, "India supports all efforts to bring about peace and stability in the Korean peninsula
through dialogue and diplomacy.
This sinister military act aimed to chill the hard-won atmosphere for the improvement of the North-South ties and reverse the trend of development is an outright challenge to the sincere efforts made by the DPRK to defuse the tension on the Korean Peninsula
and create a peaceful environment," the KCNA report went on to say.
The Philippines is hoping that the decision of the DPRK to resume official talks with the Republic of Korea would lead to meaningful progress in efforts to achieve not only the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
but also peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula
and the rest of the Asia-Pacific,' Cayetano said.
The two discussed matters of mutual interests, regional connectivity, security challenges and the emerging tense security situation in Korean peninsula
It is important to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula
by resolving the issues of North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles wisely.
If the color scale used today for terror threat levels were applied to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula
, it would show a shift from orange to red.
Speaking to reporters at the end of his tenure as President of the Security Council, Jieyi said the Council's objectives are "first denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
, second, peace and security of the Korean Peninsula
, and third, a negotiated solution.
Ban also stressed the importance of inter-Korean dialogue "which is key to diffusing tensions on the Korean Peninsula
and ensuring durable peace and security in the region," according to Del Buey.
Summary: Seoul: North Korea said on Tuesday the Korean peninsula
was headed for "thermo-nuclear" war and .
Summary: China expresses "serious concern" over developments on the Korean peninsula