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(Yonhap Interview) 30 years after UN accession, S. Korea determined to realize lasting peace on divided peninsula

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NEW YORK/SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Yonhap) — Thirty years after its accession to the United Nations, South Korea looks to bring to fruition its steadfast push for lasting peace on the divided Korean Peninsula based on support from the international organization, the country’s U.N. ambassador has said.

During an interview with Yonhap News Agency on Wednesday (New York time), Ambassador Cho Hyun touched on the unfinished business of ending security vulnerabilities on the peninsula but highlighted South Korea’s enhanced status at the U.N. over the last three decades.

“We will continue our diplomatic efforts on the U.N. stage to ensure we can achieve progress in the Korean Peninsula peace process, including securing support for inter-Korean dialogue, engagement and cooperation,” Cho said.

South and North Korea concurrently joined the U.N. on Sept. 17, 1991.

Seoul’s entry into the U.N. was a culmination of decadeslong diplomatic efforts, including a policy…

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