Kim Jong-un the Supreme Leader of North Korea is the first North Korean to legally step into South Korea in decades.
Along side the president of south Korea Moon Jae-in, the two agreed on making a peace treaty that was signed on April 27th 2018.
In the treaty they agreed upon these terms:
- South and North Korea will reconnect the blood relations of the people and bring forward the future of co-prosperity and unification.
- They declared that they would renew the relationships between the two countries by fully implementing all existing agreements and declarations, that had been decided between the two sides so far.
- They agreed to have discussions in order to make neutral decisions for the implementation of the agreements reached at the Summit.
- They also agreed to take various military measures to ensure active mutual cooperation, exchanges, visits and contacts.
- They agreed to endeavor to resolve the humanitarian issues that resulted from the division of the nation.
- South and North Korea agreed to completely cease all the hostile acts against each other in every domain including land, air and sea, that are the sources of military tension and conflict. In this vein, the two sides agreed to transform the military zone into a peace zone.
This heralds a new era for the Korean peninsula after the 1950’s war between the North and the South.
President moon expressed his opinion saying “We have confirmed that realizing a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula through complete denuclearization is our common goal. I clearly affirm today that the South and North will closely cooperate on complete denuclearization in the future.”
Many political members have responded to the developments including:
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson
US President Donald Trump