British Government welcomes agreement between North and South Korea

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Hugo Swire, a Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, has welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea on the matter of the Korean Peninsula.

The agreement comes after days of localised disagreements including artillery and propaganda spread on loudspeakers. There had been concerns that North Korea had been increasing its armed presence on the border and that the situation could escalate.

In a statement Swire said:

“This is a welcome development which demonstrates the importance of dialogue and diplomacy. I am especially pleased both sides have committed to hold further talks to try to improve inter-Korean relations. Both countries working together to improve stability is a positive step which I hope, in time, will realise the international community’s vision of a de-nuclearised Korean Peninsula, free from the fear of conflict”.