UN / KOREAN PENINSULA UPDATE

27-Jul-2021 00:00:42
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) “of the resumption of the Panmunjom and inter-Korean liaison office communication channels today, as well as the reconnection of the military hotline,” spokesperson Farhan Haq said today. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / KOREAN PENINSULA UPDATE
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DATELINE: 27 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

27 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq walks up to press room podium
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the two Koreas of the resumption of the Panmunjom and inter-Korean liaison office communication channels today, as well as the reconnection of the military hotline.
The Secretary-General fully supports the continued efforts of the parties towards the improvement of their relationship, sustainable peace and complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
5. Wide shot, journalists
6. Wide shot, Haq at the podium
STORYLINE
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) “of the resumption of the Panmunjom and inter-Korean liaison office communication channels today, as well as the reconnection of the military hotline,” spokesperson Farhan Haq said today (27 Jul).

Haq said, “the Secretary-General fully supports the continued efforts of the parties towards the improvement of their relationship, sustainable peace and complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

After a period of engagement, in June 2020 the DPRK had announced that it was shutting down all communications between the two Koreas.
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