UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The meeting of the leaders of the two Korean states last Friday is characterized on Saturday by the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (CTC) as “the beginning of the road to a new era”, “the beginning of the movement towards national unification, peace and prosperity.”
With such expressions the agency accompanies the publication of the full text of the joint declaration adopted at the end of the inter-Korean summit.
The agency also writes that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Mun Zhe Ying “held an open exchange of views” on various issues, including “ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula and denuclearizing the peninsula.”
“The historic meeting in Panmundjom took place thanks to the boundless love of our supreme leader towards the people and the desire for self-determination,” stressed the CPC.
The organ of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party (TPK) dedicated the first four of its six pages to the meeting of the leaders of the two countries, publishing 60 photos of various moments of the meeting.
At the same time, South Korean newspapers, commenting on the results of the summit, note that it is too early to draw conclusions about the positive results achieved in the field of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
“Even if an agreement on the denuclearization of the North is reached at the forthcoming US-North Korea summit, the elimination of nuclear facilities, nuclear weapons and nuclear fuel will take some time,” Chosun daily wrote in an editorial on Saturday.
It says: “To ensure that the North does not back down, as he has done this for the last 25 years, it is desirable to maintain pressure and sanctions.”
The newspaper Joongang Daily notes that “it has never publicly sounded what the idea of Kim (the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong Un-IF) is to denuclearize, how it can be completed.”
“Therefore, the last agreement should be considered as soon as the beginning of a long way to denuclearization,” – emphasizes the publication.