Korean Leaders' Historic Meeting Leads To Agreement To End War

The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to end the Korean War and pledged to work together toward the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. The announcement was made after North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a summit that marked the first visit to the South by a North Korean leader since the start of the war in 1950. They issued a joint statement declaring their determination to create "permanent" and "solid" peace on the Korean Peninsula.  

Kim Jong Un wrote a message of peace in the guestbook when he arrived at South Korea's Peach House.

“A new history starts now. An age of peace, from the starting point of history.” 

Earlier in the day, the two leaders met face to face at the military demarcation line. Kim Jong Un invited Moon Jae-in to walk across the border into North Korea. The two joined hands and then walked back into South Korea together.

The history-making move comes ahead of an expected meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in either late May or June. 

Even though active fighting ended in 1953, the two nations remained technically at war having signed only an armistice, not a peace treaty.  

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