South and North Korea Set to Announce End to 67 Year War in Talks Next Week
North and South Korea are set to announce an end to their 67-year-long war in talks next week.
The announcement was made before a summit next week between Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by the month of May.
North and South Korea are in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries, daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed South Korean official.
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.
Kim and Moon could also discuss returning the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone separating them to its original state, the newspaper said.
Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at war since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended with a truce — and not a peace treaty. Geopolitical tensions have occasionally flared up since the armistice, although to date both countries have managed to avoid another devastating conflict.