Independence, Peace and Friendship – Consistent Ideals of Foreign Policy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

We are significantly celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(DPRK) at an exciting time when the international status of our Republic is enormously enhanced and its prestige is being demonstrated to the whole world, thanks to the wise leadership and the energetic revolutionary external activities of Comrade Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.

During the whole period of history from the early days of laying foundations of and building a state to the present time of building a powerful socialist nation, our Republic has advanced along the road of victory and glory, braving unprecedented difficulties, hardships and challenges.

In the midst of enormous changes in global political structure and balance of force and highly volatile international situation, the status and the sphere of influence of our Republic have reached the highest stage since its founding. This is a clear demonstration of the validity and vitality of the foreign policy of the DPRK.

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Press Statement of DPRK Permanent Mission to UN

The permanent mission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(DPRK) to the United Nations issued on Friday the press statement with regard to reckless remarks made by the UN secretary-general against the DPRK at a joint press conference with Japanese prime minister Abe held in Japan recently.

The statement said:

As witnessed by everybody, the UN secretary-general, at the joint press conference with the Japanese prime minister on August 8 during his visit to Japan, has made reckless remarks saying that “the DPRK can be a normal member of the international community in this region through total denuclearization that is verifiable, irreversible”.

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Press Statement of Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry

The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea made public the following press statement on Thursday:

At the first historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks, the top leaders committed to work together toward putting an end to the extremely hostile relations through confidence building and establishing new DPRK-U.S. relations in favor of the requirements and interests of the peoples of two countries and to make active contribution to peace, security, and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and over the world.

Whereas we already took such practical denuclearization steps as discontinuing nuclear test and ICBM test fire, followed by dismantling the nuclear test ground since the end of last year, the U.S. insisted on its unilateral demand of “denuclearization first” at the first DPRK-U.S. high-level talks held in Pyongyang in early July.

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FM Spokesman on DPRK-U.S. High-level Talks

A spokesman of the Ministry of  the Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Saturday released the following statement:

International society has focused its expectation and attention on the DPRK-U.S. high-level talks for the implementation of the Joint Statement of the DPRK-U.S. summit after the first historic summit meeting and talks were held between the DPRK and the U.S.

We expected that the U.S. side would bring itself with a constructive proposal which would help build up trust true to the spirit of the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks. We, on our part, were also thinking of doing something which corresponds with it.

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Press Release of DPRK Permanent Mission in Geneva

The DPRK permanent mission to the UN Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland on May 30 issued a press release with regard to the recent revelation of the truth about the enticed group abduction of DPRK women citizens by the south Korean authorities.

Noting that the “case of group defection of north Korean restaurant workers” in April 2016 was proven through interviews of the victims and the criminal involved in the case to be conspiratorial farce cooked up by the Park Geun Hye regime of south Korea, the press release said:

Consistent is our stand to continue our effort and take appropriate measures until the repatriation of our citizens abducted in group as well as another DPRK woman citizen Kim Ryon Hui who had been tricked to south Korea and now appeals for years to return back to her home in the north is realized.

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