Australia welcomes the historic summit between South Korean (ROK) President Moon and North Korean (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un.
The joint ROK-DPRK Panmunjom declaration commits to establishing a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula. Importantly, it affirms that the DPRK shares the international community's goal of complete denuclearisation.
It is essential that North Korea now takes concrete and verifiable steps to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions that ban its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Outcomes such as inter-Korean family reunions and further diplomatic engagement between North and South are important foundations for lasting improvements in inter-Korean relations.
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