Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

South Korean officials may visit North Korea before summit

North Korean guards standing face to face at the Joint Security Area, a small strip of land in the truce village of Panmunjom Two Koreas to discuss announcing official end to war, report says
Sammy Stanley | 17 April, 2018, 21:18

After meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang in March, South Korea's national security adviser and spy chief said Kim was committed to denuclearizing the Korean peninsula and had expressed a willingness to meet US. The talks yielded an agreement to organize a meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas.

"A peace treaty should be signed in the inter-Korean summit so that we can build peace and ensure peaceful coexistence", Mr Do told foreign media.

The April 27 summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - the third-ever meeting of leaders from the two Koreas - may see the pair release a joint statement saying that they will seek to ease military tensions and to end confrontation, according to the official. Some experts say harsh United Nations sanctions or fears of USA strikes could have driven Kim to initiate the peace offensive. "Peace is as complicated as denuclearization", said John Delury, an associate professor of Chinese studies at Yonsei University in Seoul.

Seoul has said the peace treaty should be signed by the two Koreas, guaranteed by the United States and China with support from Russian Federation and Japan, and later approved by the UN. Meeting Kim Jong-UN and Donald trump is expected to take place in may or June of this year. "It is very important for the United States as only after that timeframes for North's nuclear disarmament could be agreed at the North Korea-US summit".

Earlier Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Kazakhstan H.E. Kim Dae sik explained why President of the country Moon Jae-in had postponed his visit to Central Asian countries, including Kazakhstan.

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UN Security Council sanctions imposed since North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006 and strengthened over the past decade aim to cut North Korea off from global trade.

Moon said the ultimate goal of his upcoming summit is to establish permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.

In what would amount to a stunning development, North and South Korea are in discussions to announce at next week's leaders' summit an official end to the military conflict between the two neighbors, which remain technically at war, the South's Munhwa Ilbo daily reported Monday, citing an unidentified "key" South Korean official.

The 2 sides plan to hold working-level talks on Wednesday about arrangements for security and proceedings of the summit.

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