PHNOM PENH, June 29, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn (R, front) meets with South Korean vice defense minister Hwang In-moo (L, front) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 29, 2016. Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Wednesday that the country wished to see the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and urged all parties to return to the long-stalled Six-Party Talks, a spokesman said. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
PHNOM PENH, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Wednesday that the country wished to see the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and urged all parties to return to the long-stalled six-party talks, a spokesman said.
The minister made the remarks during a meeting with visiting South Korean vice defense minister Hwang In-moo, according to Chum Sounry, a spokesman for the Cambodian ministry of foreign affairs, who told reporters after the meeting.
In regard to the nuclear tests launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the minister said that Cambodia condemned every provocative action that could affect peace, security, and stability in the Korean Peninsula.
"Cambodia considers those actions as the violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, and calls for the resumption of the six-party talks as soon as possible in order to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula." the spokesman quoted Prak Sokhonn as saying to Hwang.
The six-party talks began in August 2003 as a forum focusing on the DPRK's nuclear program and were halted in April, 2009 when the DPRK announced that it would no longer take part in the talks in a reaction to the international condemnation of its long range missile test.