Key nations have welcomed the announcement that the leaders of North and South Korea will hold a summit in late August.
But reaction from the main opposition party in South Korea, to what is only the second ever presidential summit between the two sides, is less positive.
JOANNE MOORE, US STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN
We have long welcomed and supported North-South dialogue and hope that this meeting will help promote peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, fulfilling the goals of the six-party talks.
This is the result of efforts and discussions that have been going on for some time, and the United States was advised in advance by (South Korea) about this meeting.
LIU JIANCHAO, CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN
China expects positive results can be achieved in the second South-North summit.
The Chinese side supports all things conducive to the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and north-east Asia.
SHINZO ABE, JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER
I hope the summit will contribute to easing tension on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea's denuclearisation is being discussed under the six-party talks framework. I expect that South Korea, as a participant in those talks, will act accordingly.
BORIS MALAKHOV, RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
We hope the forthcoming summit will promote the strengthening of peace, stability and co-operation on the Korean Peninsula and in north-east Asia... [and] will give a new political impetus to the process of the Korean nuclear problem settlement [and] normalisation of relations of North Korea with the key powers of the region.
KIM DAE-JUNG, FORMER SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT
The summit will be a great step forward for peace and exchanges between the two sides.
SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE
The second inter-Korean summit is expected to contribute to peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula. The talks will also provide momentum to settle the North Korean nuclear problem.
SOUTH KOREA'S OPPOSITION GRAND NATIONAL PARTY
The summit, which is being prepared as an election stunt, will only spark public resentment and backfire.
The summit, which lacks transparency and fairness and has no agreed-upon agenda backed by the public, will end up as a backroom deal and result in ridiculously generous aid to pamper the North with.
NORTH KOREAN STATE NEWS AGENCY, KCNA
The meeting... will be of weighty significance in opening a new phase of peace on the Korean Peninsula, co-prosperity of the nation and national reunification by expanding and developing inter-Korean relations onto a higher stage.