January 25, 2021

South Korea seeking peace deal with North, ROK official says

No confirmation whether agreement will be included in next week's joint declaration, however

South Korea hopes to establish a "peace regime" on the peninsula and to replace the 1953 Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty, a senior ROK official said on Wednesday.

“We are reviewing ways to change the armistice agreement on the Korean peninsula to a peace regime,” the official - who the Blue House has asked remain anonymous - told media at a closed-door briefing.