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North and South to End Korean War, Sign Historic Accord Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in agreed to officially end the Korean War and pledged to “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”

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THE LEADERS of divided Korea, Kim Jong Un of the North and Moon Jae-in of the South, agreed to officially end the Korean War and pledged to “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”, 65 years after hostilities ended in an armistice.

Kim and Moon embraced after signing the “Panmunjeom Declaration”, concluding the summit talks on a surprising development after many months of war talks, whizzing missiles and nuclear grandstanding leading up to the summit.

The bonhomie and the warmth between the leaders set the tone for the talks and upped the expectations of the watchers predicting a declaration – and it did.

The three-page joint declaration states that “South and North Korea agreed to completely cease all hostile acts against each other in every domain, including land, air and sea, that are the source of military tension and conflict and South and North Korea confirmed the common goal of realising, through complete denuclearisation, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.”

Earlier, Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to cross over to the South since the Korean War ended in 1953. A war that had taken the lives of 54,246  until June 2000.

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