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North and South Korea seek to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics

19.09.2018 2:13

As part of a "peace" agreement announced Wednesday, it was revealed that North and South Korea will seek to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

From: rssfeeds.usatoday.com

North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

19.09.2018 2:13

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics

From: rssfeeds.usatoday.com

South Korean president jets to Pyongyang for 'heart-to-heart' nuclear talks with Kim Jong-un

19.09.2018 2:12


Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, will seek to revive stalled talks on nuclear disarmament between the US and North Korea when he jets into Pyongyang on Tuesday morning for a three-day summit with Kim Jong-un. Mr Moon will be the first South Korean leader to visit North Korea’s capital in 11 years and he will be accompanied by an entourage of  senior business executives and K-pop stars as he attempts to bolster economic, cultural and security ties.  He is expected to land at 10am (2am BST), and may be greeted personally by Kim at the airport before proceeding to the negotiating table and a banquet in the evening.  On the eve of his departure for his third direct meeting with Kim this year, Mr Moon pledged to hold “heart-to-heart talks” to push for better ties between Pyongyang and Washington.  “What I want to achieve is peace. I mean irreversible, permanent peace that is not shaken by international politics,” Mr Moon said during a meeting with top advisers, according to his office.  But Im Jong-seok, his chief-of-staff, played down expectations that the summit will produce a major breakthrough on the process of denuclearisation, which has plunged into a deadlock since the historic meeting between Kim and Donald Trump, the US president, in Singapore in June.  Mr Moon will push for a second summit between Kim and Mr Trump, where he believes progress can be made on disarmament. His aides revealed that he wants to find “a middle ground” between the US position on denuclearisation and the North’s request for assurances over security and ending hostilities.  In a press briefing, Mr Im predicted that the summit would take “meaningful” steps to “fundamentally remove the danger of armed clashes and ease fears of war” between the two Koreas, moving them closer to formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace treaty. Proposals could include the disarmament of sections of the jointly controlled border area or the removal of front-line guard posts.  Trump-Kim summit in pictures: Best photos from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting in Singapore While the moves would be significantly more modest than Kim giving up his nukes, analysts say they are key to building an atmosphere of trust that will avoid future military escalations on the Korean Peninsula.  “Most of the crises around North Korea have been started by some kind of small-scale military exchange on the border that has threatened a larger war,” said Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation.  “Anything you can do to decrease that possibility – moving artillery pieces and physical forces back - would be good for decreasing tensions,” he told The Telegraph.  “Are we getting closer to our goal of denuclearising the Korean Peninsula? No. But we have a dramatically reduced risk of war on the Korean Peninsula compared to this time last year.”    

South Korean president says North open to dismantling main nuke site

19.09.2018 2:08

"We have agreed to make the Korean Peninsula a land of peace that is free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat," Kim Jong Un said.

From: www.nbcnews.com

Kim Jong Un agrees to dismantle his main nuclear complex and key missile facilities

19.09.2018 2:08

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean president Moon Jae-in said.

From: www.standard.co.uk

North Korea agrees to shut down missile site, says Moon

19.09.2018 1:29

Kim Jong-un, speaking after talks with South Korea's president, also says he hopes to visit Seoul soon.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

19.09.2018 0:36

The two Koreas have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday following a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

From: feeds.reuters.com

South and North Korean Defense Chiefs Sign Military Agreement

19.09.2018 0:29

The defense chiefs for North Korea and South Korea signed a "comprehensive military agreement" which they hoped would reduce tensions and decrease accidental clashes early Wednesday morning, according to South Korea's official Yonhap news agency. South Korea's Defense Minister Song Young-moo and North Korea's No Kwang Chol signed the agreement in Pyongyang after a summit between the two warring countries was held this week, according to The Straight Times.The joint military agreement is part of the Panmunjom Declaration which was established by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their first summit help in April at the truce village along the highly...

From: article.wn.com

North Korea plan to bid to HOST summer Olympic Games in 2032

19.09.2018 0:14

NORTH KOREA may team up with South Korea to jointly bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games in a shock diplomatic twist, which indicates a thawing in relations between the two Asian countries.

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