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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on attack at Yeonpeyong Island


The Czech Republic is deeply concerned by the latest development on the inter-Korean border, which only increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula. We condemn the artillery attack from the DPRK at Yeonpeyong Island, where both civilian and army personnel have been killed.

We call on the DPRK authorities to adhere to armistice agreement, avoid acts of aggression and further escalation of tensions. This is the only way to solving current disputes by peaceful means. The incident shows an urgent need for the settlement of relations between both Korean states by an intensified dialogue with the aim to bring permanent peace and stability to the Korean Peninsula.