It’s time for peace in the Korean peninsula

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At a historic summit between the leaders of the two Koreas, Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-in, the neighbouring countries agreed they would work towards peace on the peninsula with a formal end to the conflict set to be announced later this year.

The pair agreed to bring the two countries together and establish a “peace zone” on the contested border.

The war began in 1950. An armistice was agreed upon three years later. But peace was never officially declared and the two countries have been officially at war ever since.

This was the first summit in more than a decade. During the summit, the two sides announced they would seek an agreement to establish “permanent” and “solid” peace on the peninsula.

“The two leaders declare before our people of 80 million and the entire world there will be no more war on the Korean peninsula and a new age of peace has begun,” the official declaration said.

The statement included promises to pursue military arms reduction, cease “hostile acts,” turn their fortified border into a “peace zone,” and seek multilateral talks with other countries, such as the United States and China.

The end of the Korean War will be announced later this year.

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