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Historic 2018 Inter-Korean Summit – a Promise for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula

The 2018 inter-Korean summit took place on April 27  on the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area, between Moon-Jae-in, President of South Korea, and Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea. It was the first time since the end of the Korean War in 1953 that a North Korean leader entered South Korea’s territory.

The summit took place after the two sides held several meetings in preparation for the joint attendance at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The idea initially was brought forward through an official invitation from North Korea to conduct a meeting.

The Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity, and Unification of the Korean Peninsula was adopted between leaders of North Korea and South Korea during the summit.

According to the declaration, the leaders of North and South Korea agreed to work together on ending the Korean War, beginning a new era of peace and sharing commitments in ending divisions and confrontation by approaching a new era of national reconciliation, peace and prosperity and improvements to inter-Korean relations.

This declaration implies the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Photo by Cheongwadae / Blue House

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