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Korea (Peaceful Reunification)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what is Her Majesty's Government's policy on the peaceful reunification of Korea; and if he will make a statement.

Her Majesty's Government have consistently supported efforts to achieve the peaceful reunification of Korea. The establishment of the necessary confidence and understanding requires direct contacts between the two sides. We welcomed the initiative to this end set out in President Chun Doo Hwan's New Year message and re-iterated in his inaugural speech on 3 March and again on 5 June.