"Thanks to the firm and decisive actions by Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Jong-un, we have come to eliminate the differences on the Korean Peninsula. Negotiations between the chairman of the Workers' Party and the leaders of the United States, South Korea have led to peace and prosperity on the peninsula," Ryu said at the ICAPP General Assembly in Moscow.
The party official added that the situation on the Korean Peninsula had de-escalated and that the countries' "common desire is to live in peace, without any confrontations and destruction."
Ryu is currently visiting Moscow, where he has brought a North Korean delegation to participate in the 10th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).
Over the past few months, Pyongyang has demonstrated a willingness to reduce tensions between the two Koreas and work toward the denuclearization of the peninsula. Kim attended three historic summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and held an unprecedented meeting with US President Donald Trump, pledging to achieve lasting peace in the region.