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Historic! North And South Korea Commit To Complete Denuclearisation And Permanent Peace

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| April 27 , 2018 , 17:58 IST

“A new history begins now - at the starting point of history and the era of peace,” wrote North Korean Supremo Kim Jong-Un in a visitor book during the peace summit between North Korea and South Korea held in Panmunjom, a village that lies in the demilitarised zone between the two nations. After the 1953 war this village was designated as the place where officials from both nations could meet and hence none of the two nations have any jurisdiction over the land.

Crossing the demilitarised line to meet his South Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-Un said, “It took a long time for the two Koreas to come together and to hold hands and we have long waited for this moment to happen, all of us. As I stand here today I can see that South and North Koreans are the same people, they cannot be separated. We are compatriots... We should not be confronting each other, we are the same people and should live in unity. I hope we will be able to live very peacefully in the future, as soon as possible.”

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The North Korean leader pledged his support for permanent peace hoping that the two nations will never repeat their past mistakes.

“We will adopt the Panmunjom declarations while the world is watching us”, he said.

Addressing the joint declaration South Korean President Moon Jae-In said, “Today Chairman Kim and I have decided that complete denuclearisation will be achieved and that is our common goal,” he said.

The two leaders vowed not to use any form of force against each other and to strictly follow the agreement. The two nations agreed to gradually reduce arms as military tensions ease and have given a go-ahead to setting up of a liaison office. Both leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Kim Jong-Un even joked that he would no longer interrupt Moon Jae-In’s sleep with early morning missile tests.

Reacting to the declaration United States President Donald Trump tweeted, “KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!”