On Tuesday afternoon, North and South Korea made a major announcement. They revealed that they are talking with each other in order to end the war that has lasted for 68 years between their countries.
On July 27, 1953, the U.S., North Korea, and China signed an agreement in order to “insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved.”
That day marked the end of the hostilities that were taking place on the Korean Peninsula. While the physical war technically lasted from 1950-1953, the real war with geopolitical tensions and lack of peace continued.
Now, the daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo has reported that North and South Korea are working to make amends.
CNBC wrote, “Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae—in, lawmakers from the neighboring states were thought to be negotiating the details of a joint statement that could outline an end to the confrontation.”
The newspaper also reported that the two leaders might have a conversation about returning the demilitarized zone that is currently separating them back to how it originally was.
This news comes shortly after Korea’s Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold talks with President Trump, who has consistently pressured North Korea to back off from their consistent threats.
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