Laying the Foundation for Peaceful Unification
Korea-Mexico Summit, October 7, 2013
The inter-Korean relationship has been redefined based on strong national security and principles to induce change in North Korea and bring about peaceful unification.
The Park Geun-hye Administration has responded firmly to North Korea’s provocations with solid national security readiness while, at the same time, unwaveringly pursuing the Trust-building Process on the Korean Peninsula, a policy designed to encourage the North to choose a path toward developing trust and eventually achieving peaceful unification. To this end, the Administration has made efforts to improve the way inter-Korean talks and cooperation is traditionally carried out in line with our principles, and to open a channel for substantial collaboration.
The firm stance toward the North based on principles and trust has become a basis for resolute responses, including the complete suspension of the Kaesong Industrial Complex and the adoption of a sanctions resolution by the United Nations Security Council following the North’s recent nuclear test and long-range missile launch. Korea’s resolute stance has been received broad support both in and outside the country. The Government, in cooperation with the international community, will make all-out efforts to persuade the North to give up its nuclear development.
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