S. Korean president proposes public health initiative to involve DPRK

People’s Daily Online

(Xinhua) 14:20, September 23, 2020

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday proposed a sub-regional public health initiative that would involve the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

“Hoping that the international community views the issues surrounding the Korean Peninsula through the lens of more inclusive international cooperation, I propose today launching a Northeast Asia Cooperation Initiative for Infectious Disease Control and Public Health, whereby North Korea participates as a member along with China, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea.”

“A cooperative architecture that guarantees collective protection of life and safety will lay the ground for North Korea to have its security guaranteed by engaging with the international community,” Moon told the General Debate of the UN General Assembly via a pre-recorded speech.

Moon also asked for the support of the United Nations and the international community for an end-of-war

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