South and North Korea held their first joint event in Pyongyang to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of the October Fourth Declaration. 

The event was held at the People's Palace of Culture on Friday to commemorate the 2007 declaration reached between President Roh Moo-hyun and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

Participants of the event adopted a joint statement pledging a thorough implementation of the inter-Korean agreements reached in the summits in April and September between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The statement called for a faithful and thorough enforcement of the Panmunjeom and Pyongyang Declarations in order to make a new history of peace, prosperity and reunification of the two Koreas. 

The participants also urged efforts to make the Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons and nuclear threats, while working together to expand cross-border exchanges and cooperation.

About 160 South Koreans, including government officials, politicians, civic, religious and cultural figures, took part in the event, which was part of the agreement reached between Moon and Kim in September.

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