The leaders of North and South Korea are reportedly preparing to officially end the war between the two countries when they meet next week.
While the Korean War officially ended in 1953 with a truce agreed, there was no formal peace treaty signed and therefore technically, they’ve still been at war.
The Daily Mail reports that North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will come together at a summit on April 27 and put steps in place to bring their feud to an end. When Mr Jong-Un arrives, he’ll be the first North Korean leader to visit the south since the country was split in two.
Not only that, but it’s reported that that denuclearisation could be an option as well as returning the heavily fortified border to a normal one.
Mr Moon’s chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, released a statement saying: “Although special envoys have already confirmed a willingness to denuclearise, it will make a difference if the two heads of state will meet and more clearly confirm it and make it a formal statement.”
Kim Jong-Un has previously said it would only occur when the North no longer felt threatened militarily.
In addition to the April meeting, US President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with the North Korean dictator, whom he’s described as ‘Little Rocket Man’, in May or June.
When the sit-down was agreed, Trump wrote on Twitter: “For years and through many administrations, everyone said that peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was not even a small possibility. Now there is a good chance Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity.”
It’s a welcome move after months of growing tensions between America, South Korea, North Korea, Japan and China.
The North hasn’t been shy in stoking fears that the hermit kingdom had managed to produce a nuclear weapon.
More than 85 missiles have been tested since 2011 as Kim Jong-Un made it his mission to declare to the world that his country should be reckoned with.
Sure, a few of the tests failed and that was broadcast around the world, but there’s no denying that the they have a half-decent arsenal.