The declaration 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.
In his first ever press conference in front of the world’s media Kim Jong-un said:“We are one nation we cannot be separated. We share the same blood.
“We are living with each other. We are brothers.”
The Koreas said they hope the parties will be able to declare an official end to the war by the end of this year.
What’s happened so far:
- Kim Jong-un met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the southern side of the demilitarised zone in the border truce village of Panmunjom
- He made history as the first North Korean leader to cross into the South since the Korean War ended in 1953
- The leaders displayed signs of unity and peace as they shook hands on both sides of the border line
- Kim signed a guest book at the Peace House, in which he wrote: “A new history begins now”
- Referring to missile tests, Kim joked “[we] won’t interrupt your early morning sleep anymore”
- Kim offered to visit South Korean presidential mansion after Moon suggested more summits
- The pair have planted a commemorative pine tree from 1953 – the year the Korean War armistice was signed – at the border truce village.
- The countries have agreed to the the complete denuclearisation of the peninsula and hope to declare the war officially over by the end of this year.
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