WORLD: North and South Korea agree to pursue signing a peace treaty

North and South Korea agreed to pursue signing a peace treaty and work towards “complete” denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to seek an end to the armistice agreement and sign a peace treaty, as well as achieve “complete” denuclearization.

The announcement was made at the end of a historic day. Though it was the third Korean summit — the last occurred in 2007 — it marked the first time any leader of North Korea has set foot in South Korea.

Standing in front of South Korea’s Peace House, the two leaders announced their intention for there to be “no more war” and to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in a “phased manner.” They agreed to cease all hostile acts and will hold military talks next month.

 

“We would like to settle a permanent peace… Using one language, one culture, one history, North and South Korea will be joined as one nation,” Kim said, alluding to an eventual reunification of the two countries.

Kim and Moon also announced a number of other actions, including: ending all propaganda broadscasts and leaflet drops along the border, the creation of a joint liaison office for the two countries, and to hold four-way talks with the US and China.=

Tonight the two leaders will be joined by their wives for a symbol dinner.

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