Friday, November 02, 2007

[ News, Nation, November 2 2007] Koreas move toward permanent peace

President Roh's Special Contribution for Korea Times' 57th Anniversary

By Roh Moo-hyun
President of the Republic of Korea

More than any period in the past, the time is now ripe to create an atmosphere of peace on the Korean Peninsula. The two Koreas are now taking the path toward viable peace to ensure common prosperity, not just passive peace devoid of war.

Around the time the Participatory Government was launched, the security environment surrounding the peninsula was too grave and tense to talk about peace. The second North Korean nuclear crisis had further exacerbated the conflict between the United States and North Korea, plunging the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula into an unpredictable crisis.

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