mandag 13. desember 2021

South Korea: End to Korean War agreed to in principle

North and South Korea, the US, and China agree in principle to declare a formal end to the Korean War which ended in an armistice, says the South's President Moon Jae-in. But talks have yet to begin because of North Korea's demands, he added. The Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953, split the peninsula into two.

North and South Korea have technically been at war ever since - backed by China and the US respectively - and locked in a tense relationship. Having made engagement with the North a cornerstone of his presidency, Mr Moon has long advocated for a formal declaration to the end of the conflict. But observers believe that it would be very difficult to achieve. Mr Moon, who is currently visiting Australia, was speaking at a joint press conference in Canberra along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.