North and Korea AGREE to withdraw firearms in move that could see end to KOREAN WAR

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM Print This Post

NORTH and South Korea have united in an agreement to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarised village of Panmunjom, in what the nations’ defence officials have dubbed as the latest move in fast-improving relations between the two states.

Joining the UN Command, the three sides held a second round of talks at Panmunjom to discuss ways to demilitarise the border in line with a recent inter-Korean pact reached at last month’s summit in Pyongyang.

Both North and South Korea will withdraw 11 guard posts within a 0.6-mile radius of the Military Demarcation Line on their border by the end of the year.

They will also pull out all firearms from a Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjom and cut to 35 each the numbers of personnel stationed there and share information on surveillance equipment.



Today, the three sides agreed to remove firearms and guard posts from the JSA by Thursday, and carry out a joint inspection over the following two days, Seoul’s defence ministry said.



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