Regarding North Korea’s sudden cancellation of the high-level talks today, Ban Ki-moon showed his concerns and mentioned North Korea’s nonfulfillment of the previous agreements between two Koreas. An interview with Ban was conducted by the CNBC.
Despite the concerns, Ban showed some optimistic views and contended that
“it is important that [North Korea] should be fully committed to all these detailed agreements.”
If the Summit between North Korea and the United States is successfully held next month in Singapore,
Ban stressed that the Summit should draw up “a bold and concrete agreement to dismantle nuclear weapons and to denuclearize North Korea.”
Speaking about the importance of having advanced negotiations, Ban strongly hoped that this time North Korea does not disappoint the excitement and the wish of the international community and that
“the Summit meeting between the two leaders will be a successful one.”
Although the entire peace process may not be complete by one Summit meeting, Ban sees that it could be possible through mutual efforts of the countries involved and with the great support from the international community.