Chairman Yoho Applauds Announcement of Peace at Historic meeting of North and South Korean leaders
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to work to formally end the Korean War. This historic meeting with additional talks continuing throughout the year, including the Trump-Kim summit, will be greatly anticipated.. Chairman Yoho of the Asia and Pacific Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs issued the following statement:
“I would like to congratulate the two Koreas on their historic meeting. For over six generations, there has been the threat of war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula, which has caused great anxiety, fear, and uncertainty among the citizens of both Koreas.
“This action could potentially end the ever-present threat of war breaking out again and begin healing the devastation of the past conflict. I hope we have learned the lessons from previous talks and can work towards a future of a denuclearized North Korea and a unified peninsula.
“The efforts and actions of President Trump and his position of ‘peace through strength,’ played a pivotal role in creating the environment for talks to begin. It was through President Trump’s strong stance, the multi-national military operations of the U.S. military, Japan, and South Korea, along with the diplomacy of U.S Ambassador Niki Haley to the U.N. that brought the world together to enforce the strongest sanctions ever imposed on North Korea. These actions have led us to this important moment.
“It is my sincere hope that we can work to end this conflict that has cost so much in human suffering.