Moon ratifies Pyongyang Declaration, says it will "improve N. Korean human rights" | NK News
June 17, 2024
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Moon ratifies Pyongyang Declaration, says it will “improve N. Korean human rights”

Seoul denies National Assembly approval needed as September's inter-Korean agreement becomes law

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday ratified September's Pyongyang Joint Declaration and inter-Korean military agreement, in a step which he earlier in the day said would speed up the North's denuclearization and improve human rights.

The move formally brings the two agreements into South Korean law, and follows the ROK Ministry of Government Legislation's conclusion that the two agreements, signed in September, do not require the National Assembly's consent before they are ratified.

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