WINDHOEK, 28 APR – Namibia has commended Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in for having successfully convened a historic summit on Friday.
In a media statement issued the the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said the summit was significant as it is the highest level of encounter between the two countries in close to six years.
“Namibia enjoys cordial bilateral relations and cooperation with both countries, and therefore hope and trust that this historic Summit and the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, signed today by the two Korean Leaders will signify the beginning of the normalization of the inter-Korean relations that would lead to achieving lasting peace, promote prosperity and lead to the denuclearization and subsequent reunification of the Korean Peninsula,” she said.
Namibia also called on foreign powers not to interfere with the initiatives by the two Koreas, aimed at finding a mutually acceptable solution to the two countries.
North Korea, also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea, have been locked in a conflict which erupted into open warfare in 1950 with the Korean War and which has continued ever since.
Korea split into the two countries in 1945 at the end of the Second World War.