SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) - Moon made peace overtures towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

"A true liberation is that the dreams and lives of each person are guaranteed in a peaceful, safe and unified Korean Peninsula. Our push for peace and inter-Korean cooperation is aimed to let people of the South and the North live safely together," Moon said.

Moon expressed his hope that the two Koreas could cooperate more closely in areas such as healthcare, forestry, agricultural technology.

"Inter-Korean cooperation is the best security policy to avoid dependence on nuclear and military power for both Koreas," Moon noted.

Moon vowed to set foundations for the true liberation by permanently getting rid of war threats on the peninsula as agreed upon in the Panmunjom agreement.

The Panmunjom agreement was signed by Moon and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un after their first summit in April 2018 at the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom.

It led to the first-ever DPRK-U.S. summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump, but denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and Washington have stalled since the second Kim-Trump summit ended with no agreement in February 2019 at the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.

In June 2020, the DPRK destroyed the inter-Korean liaison office building that opened in September 2018 for the round-the-clock communications between the two Koreas, and has cut off all communication lines with Seoul since.

Before the demolition, the DPRK repeatedly lashed out at South Korea in protest of anti-DPRK propaganda leaflets sent by defectors and activists across the inter-Korean border.