Pyongyang Joint Declaration

September 18-20, 2018

Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea and Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea held the Inter-Korean Summit Meeting in Pyongyang from September 18-20, 2018. The two leaders assessed the excellent progress made since the adoption of the historic Panmunjom Declaration, such as the close dialogue and communication between the authorities of the two sides, civilian exchanges and cooperation in many areas, and groundbreaking measures to defuse military tension. The two leaders reaffirmed the principle of independence and self-determination of the Korean nation, and agreed to consistently and continuously develop inter-Korean relations for national reconciliation and cooperation, and unwavering peace and co-prosperity, and to make efforts to realize through policy measures the aspiration and hope of all Koreans that the current developments in inter-Korean relations will lead to reunification. The two leaders held candid and in-depth discussions on various issues and practical steps to
advance inter-Korean relations to a new and higher dimension by fully implementing the Panmunjom Declaration, shared the view that the Pyongyang Summit will be an important
historic milestone.

Full text of the Pyongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018