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Iraq welcomes the historic meeting that brought together the North and South Korean leaders and hopes to take steps to end conflicts in the world

BAGHDAD, Iraq welcomed the historic meeting of North and South Korean leaders, hoping the conflicts in the world would end.

"We welcome the historic meeting that brought together the North and South Korean leaders and resulted in the signing of a peace agreement between the two neighbors," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said in a statement.

"We hope that the two sides can take steps that contribute to enhancing security and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the world. We are confident that understanding and reconciliation is the basis for establishing peace and we hope that conflicts in the world will end and lead to dialogue that establishes international security," Mahjoub said.

Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Mon Jae-en will hold a historic summit on Friday in which both leaders pledged to work to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and establish lasting peace there.

The two Korean leaders pledged in Panmunjom declaration to seek peace this year, formally ending the Korean War 65 years after the end of hostilities. "

North Korea hailed the summit as a "historic meeting" that would pave the way for the start of a new era after the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a lasting peace agreement and nuclear disarmament.

The official Korean News Agency published the full text of the Panmunjom Declaration signed by the two leaders at the end of the summit, saying the meeting paves the way for "national reconciliation, unity, peace and prosperity.".

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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