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July 4th North–South Korea Joint Statement

The 7 · 4 South and North Korea Joint Statement, also known as the July 4th North-South Joint Communiqué, was signed on July 4, 1972, by the Republic of Korea and the DPRK government for the first time since the division of the Korean peninsula. In 1972, following the instructions of Park Chung-hee, the director of KOREA-CIA Lee Hu-rak was sent to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and met with Kim Il-sung to establish three principles of unification: 1) independence, 2) peace and 3) nation-wide unity. It was enacted to promote international detente, declaration of the withdrawal of the USFK and reduction of Military arms competition. However, after the discussion on unification, the regime of both sides of the two Koreas was unable to proceed with the real action plan because of the instability of their political power in the country. [1][2] [3]

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ "7 · 4 South and North Korea Joint Statement" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  2. ^ "The July 4 South-North Joint Communiqué". Retrieved 2018-08-24.
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Further readingEdit

  • Dong, Wonmo (2016). The Two Koreas and the United States: Issues of Peace, Security and Economic Cooperation: Issues of Peace, Security and Economic Cooperation. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-315-50067-6.