Following the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) threats of its withdrawal from the joint liaison office and scrap their military agreement on easing tensions on June 5, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has responded saying that Seoul is committed to the agreements reached between President Moon Jae-in and the supreme leader of DPRK, Kim Jong Un.
The confirmation has been made by the ROK’s Unification Ministry on June 7 in an official statement.
The ROK’s Unification Ministry said, “Our basic position is to comply with the agreements made by the leaders of the South and North, such as the Panmunjom Declaration.”
The statement was released after the United Front Department (UFD) of the Central Committee of DPRK’s ruling party, made the threats on June 5 in protest of anti-Pyongyang leaflets sent from the ROK by “defectors from the North”.
The United Front Department (UFD) of the Central Committee of DPRK’s ruling part handles all the inter-Korean affairs.
The joint liaison office was launched by the DPRK and the ROK in the border town of Kaesong in the North in September 2018 to enable round-the-clock communication.