SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon requested the international community's support Wednesday for efforts to bring lasting peace and co-prosperity to the peninsula, as Koreans marked National Foundation Day.

He said the Moon Jae-in administration is "pulling down the planet's last Cold War system" by holding three rounds of summit talks with North Korea this year alone.

He described the initiative as a "bold journey" toward the complete denuclearization of Korea, permanent peace and co-prosperity.

"North Korea has also committed itself to abandoning nuclear weapons and pursuing peace and prosperity, rather than enduring isolation and destitution, armed with nuclear weapons," he said in a speech.

Source: Yonhap News Agency