Officials for both countries have tonight released a joint statement, formally called the “Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula”. The declaration included promises to pursue military arms reduction, cease “hostile acts,” turn their fortified border into a “peace zone,” and seek multilateral talks with other countries such as the United States. The document includes an agreement to formally end the Korean War later this year. “Chairman Kim Jong Un and I have agreed that complete denuclearisation will be achieved, and that is our common goal,” President Moon said.
President Moon will visit Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea, later in the year and divided families stuck in North or South Korea will have their issues “urgently resolved”. President Moon told South Korean news there had been “very good discussion today” and their conference would be a “gift to the world”. The leaders together added soil to a pine tree this afternoon, that was planted in 1953, the year the Korean War Armistice was signed. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said “we have been waiting for this moment”.