Tuesday, June 27, 2017

International Symposium on 17th Anniversary of June 15 North-South Joint Declaration: Sanctions, Pressures Aren't Solutions

An international symposium was held on June 11 in central Tokyo to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the North-South Joint Declaration issued on June 15, 2000.  Scholars and analysts from South Korea, North Korea, North America, China, Russia and Japan discussed with the theme "Korean Peninsula and the East Asia, towards a new stage leading to peace." In the speech representing the organizers, FUJIMOTO Yasunari, Co-representative of the Peace Forum strongly criticized the hostile policy of the Abe administration against North Korea.  "The Korean Peninsula is in a state of ultra high tension now. We need to urge the United States to stop the provocation against North Korea. It is the only way to avoid a war. Japan must change its policy of subordination to the US and hostility against North Korea: It will otherwise be left behind in the international society," said Nam Sung-wu, vice-chairman of the central steering committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, speaking as a guest. The event closed with adoption of an appeal that reads "Neither sanctions nor pressures will solve the problem. The countries neighboring the Korean Peninsula should contribute to building an environment where North and South Korean states are able to spontaneously promote a dialogue, rather than unnecessarily pursuing a hostile policy against the North."   By KANEKO Toru)

制裁や圧力では問題は解決しない!~6.15南北共同宣言 17周年・国際シンポジウム

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