More than seven out of 10 South Korean people favored the parliamentary ratification of the Panmunjom Declaration, which was signed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a poll showed Monday.
According to the poll commissioned by South Korea's parliamentary speaker secretariat, 71.8 percent of respondents said the Panmunjom Declaration should be ratified by the unicameral National Assembly. Only 13.6 percent opposed the ratification.
The result was based on a survey of 1,005 voters conducted by local pollster Gallup Korea from Aug. 21-22. It had 3.1 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.
The declaration was signed after the first Moon-Kim summit on April 27 at the border village of Panmunjom. Moon and Kim agreed to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, stop all hostile acts and increase exchanges.
President Moon has called for the parliamentary ratification of the inter-Korean agreement to enforce it regardless of political situations here.
Asked about the inter-Korean summits on April 27 and May 26, 73.5 percent of respondents said those two summits between Moon and Kim fared well.
Moon and Kim agreed to hold their third summit in the DPRK's capital city before the end of September.