North and South Korea reportedly in talks to announce an end to their 68-year war


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North and South Korea may be on the verge of announcing a peaceful end to the Korean War, which has gone on since 1950.
A South Korean intelligence source reportedly said the upcoming meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in could result in the announcement.
North Korea seemed destined for war with South Korea and the US just one year ago, but many significant shifts have taken place, though experts remain skeptical.

The upcoming summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In could result in a historic announcement, with the sides declaring an end to the 68-year long war on the peninsula, according to a report.

Newspaper Munhwa Ilbo cited an unnamed South Korean intelligence source as saying the coming Kim-Moon summit on April 27, the first time the leaders will meet face-to-face, may result in a peace announcement.

The news follows weeks of planning between the South and North that kicked off with a thawing of previously tense relations during the Winter Olympics.

Since then, Kim has expressed an unprecedented willingness to talk to the South, a desire to talk about denuclearization with the US, and traveled outside his country for the first time since assuming power in 2011 to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.

During the thaw, North Korea has seen an influx of South Korean visitors, including diplomatic delegations and Korean pop bands, with Kim himself sitting in on a performance that he reportedly loved.

North Korea has also opened up the Kim family to publicity, sending his sister Kim Yo Jong to the games and upgrading the status of Ri Sol Ju, the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, from “comrade” to “revered …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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