|A unification ministry official added the declaration would be significant "politically, symbolically and practically" in building trust to drive forward the peace process on the Peninsula. (File photo by=Ministry of Unification)|
[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] SEOUL: A unification ministry official announced on Thursday that South Korea remains committed to turning the Korean War armistice into a stable peace regime through a formal declaration of an end to the war.
President Moon Jae-in proposed that the two Koreas and the United States, possibly joined by China, declare a formal end to the 1950-53 war, saying it will mark a pivotal point of departure in creating a new order of reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula, in his United Nations speech earlier this week. "The government maintains its stance that it seeks to turn the unstable armistice regime on the Korean Peninsula into a stable peace regime through the end-of-war declaration," the official said.
The official added the declaration would be significant "politically, symbolically and practically" in building trust to drive forward the peace process on the Peninsula. "The government, while maintaining this position, will continue to cooperate with the U.S. and other relevant countries, such as China and North Korea, to continue efforts for the peace process, including the end-of-war declaration," she said. Additionally, the two Koreas are still technically at war, as the conflict ended only with an armistice, not a peace treaty.