DPRK's leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump at an historic summit in Singapore in June (Photo: Yonhap)

The DPRK’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary that declaring an end to the war is the first step to ensure peace and security not only on the Korean Peninsula, but also in the region and the world at large.

In a summit between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the DPRK, which took place in April, President Moon Jae-in and leader Kim Jong-un agreed to seek such a declaration this year through three-way meetings involving the two Koreas and the US, or four-way talks involving the two Koreas, the US and China.

The Singapore-DPRK-US joint statement called for making joint efforts to build a permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean peninsula.

The newspaper emphasized that the DPRK has long made calls for declaring an end to the war and pushed to replace the armistice with a peace treaty, all of which it believes can be realized when the two sides cooperate./.

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