The leaders of North and South Korea have signed a declaration agreeing to work for the “*complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”*.
At their first summit in more than a decade, the two sides announced they would seek an agreement to establish “*permanent” and “solid” peace* on the peninsula.
The declaration included promises to pursue military arms reduction, cease “hostile acts,” turn their fortified border into a “peace zone,” and seek multilateral talks with other countries such as the United States.
“We will establish peace on the Korean Peninsula and the international order will be changed by this agreement. We will stop military hostilities and there will be some measures to stop these hostilities.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said “we have been waiting for this moment”. “When we met, it’s harder. We realised we cannot be separated, we are one nation, and that is how I felt,” he said.
“We are living next door to each other, there is no reason we should fight each other.”
Mr Kim and Mr Moon engaged in a historic first meeting earlier today marking the first time one of the ruling Kim leaders has crossed over to the southern side of the demilitarised zone since 1953.