EU and S. Korea call for ban on forced repatriation of North Korean refugees

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye held summits with Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and José Manuel Durão Barroso, president of the European Commission, on Friday and agreed to expand cooperation with the EU in the fields of small and medium businesses and science and technology.

During the summit with the EU leaders, an agreement was established that North Korea should abandon its program for nuclear and missile development “in a complete, verifiable and irreversible way.” They also expressed serious concerns over North Korea`s dire human rights situation. In particular, they shared the view that North Korean refugees` safety and happiness should be guaranteed and that the principle of no forced repatriation should be respected.

[Dong-A Ilbo]

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