How Pyongyang and Seoul could, formally, end the Korean War | NK News
July 20, 2024
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How Pyongyang and Seoul could, formally, end the Korean War

A DPRK-ROK peace treaty could be concluded by the end of 2018, though would only be a first step

The dramatic rapprochement between the two Koreas symbolized in last month’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in has left observers with some mix of hope and caution. The summit’s visual symbolism and emotional rhetoric evoked the desire of a divided nation to be whole.

Obviously, one critical step in that process is to bring a formal end to a conflict that is now in its seventh decade. In the Panmunjom Declaration signed by both leaders during the summit, there is a commitment “to declaring an end to the [Korean] War and establishing a permanent and solid peace regime.”

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