HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc817-8W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to improve diplomatic relations between North Korea and South Korea following recent incidents. [67536]

Mr. MacShane

The United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission, of which the UK is a member, is investigating the recent confrontation between the naval forces of the DPRK and the Republic of Korea.

We maintain links with the Governments of both countries through our embassies in Seoul and Pyongyang, and we strongly encourage the preservation of regional stability, and the promotion of inter-Korean relations through a process of dialogue.

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