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South Korea Seeks Progress on Denuclearisation at September Summit with North Korea

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7Dnews London

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:32 GMT

A third summit of the Korean leaders planned for September will be a further step towards denuclearisation of the peninsula and a peace treaty to end the Korean War, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday (August 15th).

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to work toward denuclearisation at a landmark summit in Singapore with US President Donald Trump in June, but the two countries have since struggled to agree on how to reach that goal.

Leaders of both Koreas will "take an audacious step to proceed toward the declaration of an end to the Korean War and the signing of a peace treaty as well as the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," Moon said on the peninsula's 73rd anniversary of liberation from Japanese rule, which lasted from 1910 to 1945.

The neighbours remain technically in a state of war, since the Korean War of 1950 to 1953 ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.


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