Pres. Park calls for UN support in building DMZ peace park
President Park called for UN support in creating a peace park along with the two Koreas in the demilitarized zone.
In her second meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon since taking office in February, the president emphasized that the peace park would be a great help in easing tensions on the peninsula and building trust between the South and North.
In response, the UN chief vowed to actively cooperate in creating the peace park and give detailed advice on setting up a regulatory framework, but only after the two Koreas come to an agreement on the matter first.
Meanwhile, President Park promised to continue providing North Korea with humanitarian aid regardless of the political situation, as part of her push for a trust building process with Pyongyang, and closely cooperate with the UN to make sure the aid reaches the people in need.
Ban expressed his appreciation for South Korea's offer to provide more than 6 million dollars in aid through UNICEF in July, saying that it will help at least 20-thousand children in North Korea get vaccinated.
He also praised President Park's North Korea policy, saying that her push for a trust-building process with the North has made possible the normalization of the Gaeseong Industrial Complex and working-level talks for inter-Korean family reunions.
Eoh Jin-joo, Arirang News.
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