North Korea seeks to ease military tensions with South in historic meeting

In a historic meeting, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior government officials from South Korea for the first time and said it is his firm will to vigorously advance inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification. The delegation delivered a letter by South’s President Moon Jae-In to North’s leader Kim Jong Un, who gave orders for “practical steps” after reading the letter and also made an exchange of in-depth views on the issues for easing the acute military tensions on the Korean Peninsula and activating the versatile dialogue, contact, cooperation and exchange.

A 10-member South Korean delegation led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-Yong travelled to North Korea’s capital city, Pyongyang, on March 5, 2018 for a two-day trip with the hopes of opening a communication channel between the North and the United States of America. That his team would deliver the South Korean president’s wish to bring about denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and permanent peace.

Key Highlights:-
1. There was, however, no mention of talks between North Korea and the United States.
2 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchanged views with Seoul officials on easing military tensions.
3. Kim laid special emphasis on improving inter-Korean ties and activating dialogue between the two Koreas.

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