February 25, 2024

Two Koreas agree to pursue end to armistice agreement, seek peace treaty

Joint declaration also sees Seoul and Pyongyang commit to “complete denuclearization” of peninsula

The leaders of the two Koreas on Friday agreed they would take steps to end the armistice agreement between the two countries and sign a peace treaty, a move representing a symbolic end to close to 70 years of hostilities.

In a joint statement released following the third inter-Korean summit, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea said they would seek to bring a formal end to the conflict this year.