History has been made as the leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to work to get rid of nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.
They also agreed upon ending the war officially later this year, which will be done with consultation of the United States. Although both of the countries are at a truce, but both are still technically at war (the Korean War 1950-1953).
This is the first time a North Korean leader has put his foot on South Korean soil, both of the leaders vowed to negotiate the treaty to replace the truce that stood for 6 decades.
The peace-treaty is part of the demands by North Korea to denuclearize North Korea and end its nuclear program.
‘South and North Korea confirmed the common goal of realizing, through complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula,’ read a statement signed by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and the South’s president, Moon Jae-in, after their meeting at the border truce village of Panmunjom.
The agreement emphasizes on hope for unity and disarmament which was seen live by the world.
In Washington, Mr. Trump signaled his support of Mr. Moon’s position, writing early Friday on Twitter: “Good things are happening, but only time will tell!” Fifteen minutes later, he declared in an all-caps tweet, “KOREAN WAR TO END!” and said that all Americans should be “very proud” of what was taking place on the Korean Peninsula.
Chinese Foreign Ministry also praised the courage of both South and North Korean leaders and called it ‘the new journey’ for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Kim Jong-un’s tone was very lighthearted. After Mr. Moon spoke of wanting to visit North Korea, Mr. Kim said, “It will be very embarrassing,” alluding to roads there.
He also said, “I heard you had your early-morning sleep disturbed many times because you had to attend the N.S.C. meetings because of us,” Mr. Kim said. “Getting up early in the morning must have become a habit for you. I will make sure that your morning sleep won’t be disturbed.”
Mr. Moon joked back: “Now I can sleep in peace.”
This is truly history in making, people around the world have their fingers crossed as the situation progresses.