ROK Foreign Minister & CTBTO Head Discuss Situation on Korean Peninsula
“The Republic of Korea, as an original signatory of the CTBT, would continue to join the international community’s efforts to bring the Treaty into force as soon as possible,”
Zerbo commended the ROK government’s efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, and establish peace on the Peninsula, including the two inter-Korean summits. The CTBTO would continue to support such efforts, and provide every necessary support, Zerbo said.
Both underscored the value the Democratic People's Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) signature or ratification of the CTBT would have, not only for Korean and Northeast Asian security, but for global security.
“The signature of the CTBT by the DPRK would be an important initial step toward denuclearisation,”
The meetings reflected the long-standing strong relationship between ROK and CTBTO, and outlined a path for future collaboration in light of recent developments on the Korean peninsula.
While in #Korea couldn’t afford not to feel the Panmunjom #DMZ post #InterKoreaSummit. If any, the ease of tension is palatable : #CBM in the region would drive the peace process and prepare the ground for a verifiable #denuclearization— Lassina Zerbo (@SinaZerbo) August 11, 2018
2015 w/ #GEM members & 2018 w/ #Youth4CTBT pic.twitter.com/3h2zFLzi2X
“The situation we see today may best be described as a litmus test moment for the international community. The DPRK has been the top concern with regards to nuclear testing over the last 12 years. If the CTBT and its verification capabilities are not considered relevant for providing a verifiable stop of nuclear testing in the DPRK, then when will they be?”
On #InternationalYouthDay #Seoul: Pleasure of #Korean style lunch with fmr #UNSG #BanKiMoon & coffee w/ #Youth4CTBT members: Discussed #DPRK #denuclearization challenges & need for a #disarmament momentum, #CTBT #NPT & #Youth involvement as well as @BkmCentre 4Global Citizens pic.twitter.com/UkEM3G5sag— Lassina Zerbo (@SinaZerbo) August 12, 2018