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North and South Korea agree to get rid of nuclear weapons in historic talks

Friday - 27/04/2018 06:39
After stepping across the border, Kim Jong-un invited his rival to cross the heavily-armed border with him before they returned to the southern side for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons.
Era of peace – Kim Jong-un’s guest book message referred to a “the starting point of history and the era of peace” (Picture: AP)
Era of peace – Kim Jong-un’s guest book message referred to a “the starting point of history and the era of peace” (Picture: AP)

North and South Korea have agreed to get rid of their nuclear weapons in historic talks between Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

Kim Jong-un made history by crossing the border into South Korea for talks on nuclear weapons, becoming the first North Korean leader to set foot in the south since the Korean War ended in 1953.

A joint statement issued by Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in after the summit said the two had confirmed their goal of achieving “a nuclear-free Korean peninsula through complete denuclearisation”.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un makes history by crossing the border to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in (Picture: AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un makes history by crossing the border to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in (Picture: AP)
 
Historic – Kim Jong-un reportedly joked that he would stop disturbing the South Korean President’s sleep with missile tests (Picture: AP)
Historic – Kim Jong-un reportedly joked that he would stop disturbing the South Korean President’s sleep with missile tests (Picture: AP)
 

The statement did not provide any new specific measures how to achieve the objective.

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