Hearing the good news from Peking, China, where the six part talks is held in order to deal with North Korean issues the Primate Bishop of ACK, the Most Revd Francis Park , speaking from Tanzania, expressed his most hearty welcome in hearing the results of the meeting.
He said, ‘This opportunity should be a real turning point for lasting peace in the Korean peninsula and North East Asia. We have often seen that the very positive and favourable attitudes can become pretexts to cause more heightened tension in the days that follow. We do not want to see such kind of betrayal any more. Both South and North Korea have to listen more careful to the peoples wishes for peace and reconciliation.’
The primate, speaking as the Primates of the Anglican Communion gather in Dar es Salaam, shared his comments with the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council, also meeting in Dar.
The Standing Committee said, 'We join with the Primate of Korea is his plea for listening to the cries for peace and reconciliation of the people of Korea.' The ACC passed a strong resolution at their meeting in Nottingham, 2005, concerning the situation in North and South Korea.