North And South Korea Vow To End The Korean War

The North and South Korea leaders have committed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pledged to bring a formal end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ceased.

They signed the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula, which commits the two countries to denuclearization and talks to bring a formal end to conflict. It was a startling conclusion to the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in 10 years.

In separate speeches, Kim and Moon promised a new era. Kim, addressing the world’s media live on television for the first time, said the Koreas “will be reunited as one country.”