The peace agreement will be signed in 2018 – 65 years after the end of the hot phase of the Korean War.
The Supreme Leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, and South Korean President Mun Jain agreed on the formal end of the Korean War, which began in 1950 and continued in hot form until 1953. The peace agreement, according to the heads of the two states, will be signed by the end of 2018.
The decision was made at the historic summit , during which the leader of North Korea first visited the territory of the neighboring country. At a press conference after the summit, Kim and Moon shook hands and embraced.
— CNN International (@cnni) April 27, 2018
According to the statement of the two leaders, the peace plan will include an agreement on the complete nuclear disarmament of the Korean peninsula.
Since 1953, the DPRK and the Republic of Korea continued to be at war, and North Korea officially did not recognize the South as an independent country and considered it an occupied territory. At the same time, the leadership of both these states recognized that the 38th parallel is not a border, but only an administrative line.
The cause of the Korean War (1950-1953) was the conflict between the two political systems formed in the territory of the former Japanese province after World War II. The northern part of the once united Korea was under political control and the actual influence of the Soviet Union, and the southern part – under US control.