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  • 10 October 2018

    “Poland expects a full and verified denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and an end to the DPRK’s intercontinental missile programme,” the deputy chief of Polish diplomacy emphasized on Tuesday during his talks with the ambassadors of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea.

    Today’s talks with the ambassadors of the DPRK and the Republic of Korea, Ri Geun and Choi Sung-joo, covered both Poland’s bilateral relations with the two Korean states, and the inter-Korean dialogue.


    In the meeting with Ambassador Ri Geun, Deputy Minister Bartosz Cichocki drew special attention to this year’s 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and the DPRK. “Depending on security developments, it could mark the beginning of a closer collaboration in the future,” said the Polish deputy foreign minister. In this context, he referred to the consultations of territorial departments’ directors scheduled to take place in Pyongyang in mid-October, with Poland to be represented by Paweł Milewski, Director of the MFA Asia-Pacific Department.


    Receiving Ambassador Choi Sung-joo, Deputy Minister Cichocki said he hoped consultations could be held at the deputy ministers’ level in the near future to review all areas of the bilateral strategic partnership.


    During the talks, Deputy Minister Bartosz Cichocki expressed his interest in political developments in the region, pointing to both Korean leaders’ summit in September, the third one this year, and the recent visit to Pyongyang by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He emphasized the importance Poland attaches to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, whilst highlighting our country’s commitment to stabilizing and building lasting security on the Korean Peninsula.


    Since 1953, Poland has been a member of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, a major multilateral mechanism which in the past decades has proved to be effective in monitoring the security situation along the line separating the two Korean states. Moreover, support for the processes of the Korean Peninsula’s stabilization is one of Poland’s priority as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.


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