Two Koreas agree to end mutual hostility, move toward denuclearization and peace

Two Koreas agree to end mutual hostility, move toward denuclearization and peace
# 27 April 2018 12:22 (UTC +04:00)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have confirmed that their countries seek denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, as follows from a joint declaration issued in the wake of their talks on Friday, APA reports citing TASS.

"South and North Korea affirmed their shared objective of achieving a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula through complete denuclearization," said the declaration signed by the leaders of the two Koreas," the declaration runs.

South and North Korea are ending all hostile actions against each other, according to the declaration. "There will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and thus a new era of peace has begun," the declaration says.

The document also stresses that both sides "will hold dialogue and negotiations in various fields, including at high level."

The militaries of both countries have agreed to maintain constant contacts, including at the level of the defense ministers.

North and South Korea are determined to sign a peace treaty, according to the declaration.

"During this year that marks the 65th anniversary of the Armistice, South and North Korea agreed to pursue trilateral meetings involving the two Koreas and the United States or quadrilateral meetings involving the two Koreas, the United States and China with a view to declaring an end to the war and establishing a permanent and solid peace regime," the declaration reads.

The South Korean president is to visit Pyongyang in autumn, says the declaration.

"President Moon Jae-in agreed to visit Pyongyang this fall," the declaration said. "The two leaders agreed, through regular meetings and direct telephone conversations, to hold frequent and candid discussions on issues vital to the nation, to strengthen mutual trust and to jointly endeavor to strengthen the positive momentum towards continuous advancement of inter-Korean relations as well as peace, prosperity and unification of the Korean Peninsula," the declaration reads.