(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 12 September 2018 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating the North-South Summit held earlier in 2018 between the presidents of both the DPRK and ROK.
KoreaPost released this stamp in a commemorative stamp sheet of 12 (3×4) stamps of 330 won each:
Information regarding the stamp:
|디자인||악수하는 두 정상|
|인쇄 및 색수||그라비어 6도|
|전지구성||3 × 4|
|발행일||2018. 9. 12.|
|우표크기||36 × 34.5|
|인면||33 × 31.5|
The FDC cancellation for this series:
KoreaPost also released the following text:
In October 2007, President Roh Moo-hyun and Chairman Kim Jong Il held the second inter-Korean summit and announced the October 4 Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity. It called for easing tensions, further developing inter-Korean economic cooperation and resolving the nuclear problem on the Peninsula. The protracted North Korean nuclear issue and armed provocations, however, left this reconciliatory atmosphere between the two Koreas short-lived.
The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and reciprocal visits by South and North Korean performers provided a turning point in inter-Korean relations, which resulted in the third inter-Korean summit on April 27, 2018, 11 years after the second summit. President Moon Jae-in and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un met for their first summit at the Souths Peace House in Panmunjeom under the theme Peace, a New Start. Expectations for a renewed relationship between the two Koreas have risen since the announcement of the Panmunjeom Declaration for Unification and Peace and Prosperity for the Korean Peninsula and the summits three main agenda items therein: the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the establishment of a permanent peace regime and the sweeping advancement of inter-Korean relations.
This positive wind of change led to the first-ever North Korea-United States summit held on June 12, 2018. Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump met in Singapore and agreed to improve North Korea-U.S. relations and cooperate for peace and prosperity not only on the Korean Peninsula but around the world. The June 12 Sentosa Agreement will be recorded as a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on earth. It is a great victory achieved by both the United States and the two Koreas, and a huge step forward for people across the world who long for peace President Moon assessed.
The 2018 inter-Korean summit and the first North Korea-U.S. summit have generated tides of change for peace and reconciliation. It is our hope that the tides expand beyond the Peninsula and come to be remembered in history as the start of a new era of global peace.
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