Reports Says North and South Korea to Officially End War After 65 Years

Kirsters Baish| It was just reported by a South Korean newspaper that North and South Korea are considering bringing an end to the 65 year war that has been taking place on the Korean Peninsula.

Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in, the respective leaders of North Korea and South Korea, are set to meet next week prior to the tribune-nation summit, to which they will be accompanied by President Donald Trump. This will take place sometime before the month of May.

The newspaper, Munhwa Ilbo, explained that the two countries would be officially ending the Korean military conflict that has lasted for decades. Technically it only lasted from 1950 to 1953, when it ended in a truce, however there was no peace treaty signed. The paper cited an anonymous South Korean official.

The two leaders may also talk about the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two countries. There is talk of returning it to its original state, as reported by the newspaper. reported:

It was recently announced that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un agreed to meet at a summit with President Trump, and that North Korea is also willing to talk denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

While the date and location of the three-way summit have not been announced, the North-South Korean meeting is set for April 27.

Chinese state media also recently confirmed that Kim traveled and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, in an unprecedented first visit outside his home country since becoming supreme leader in 2011.

The North Korea-China meeting came ahead of the meeting with South Korea, which is said to prepare for the three-nation meeting with the United States, North and South Korea sometime before May.

President Donald Trump accepted an invitation from North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, on behalf of South Korean delegates. It was later confirmed by the White House that President Trump and Kim Jong Un would be meeting “sometime” prior to the month of May.

Commentary was issued by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) roughly two weeks after the invitation was issued. The commentary alluded to a confirmation of the meeting between North Korea, the United States, and South Korea. also wrote, “A possible meeting between the nations was originally the product of South Korea’s efforts in February during the Winter Olympics.”

President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, invited North Korea to a summit in April, the DMZ claimed. Then. Kim Jong Un invited President Trump to another meeting in the future through a South Korean envoy.

U.S. officials have their doubts about North and South Korea coming together for any kind of formal meeting, however, those who support diplomacy seem to think that even talking about a meeting helps to enforce the idea of change.

During the majority of 2017, North Korea’s leader remained defiant against international officials and their requests to cease multiple nuclear missile and bomb tests. He has even threatened to nuke the United States territory of Guam.

South Korea has claimed that denuclearization may be on the table when the formal meeting between the nations actually happens.