North Korean Soldier Defects Across Border, Says South Korea's Military

05 December, 2018, 06:40 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • N. Korean Soldier Crosses MDL Defects to S. Korea

He said, "We are getting along very well".

In an apparent bid to encourage a hesitating Kim to commit to a trip, Moon elicited an expression of support for such a visit from US President Donald Trump at a summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.

Furthermore, he said he would be interested in inviting Kim to the USA for talks at "some point" in the future.

The Trump-Kim summit in June of this year was created to help ease the tensions between the two nations - though critics have questioned whether North Korea has complied with agreements reached at the historic meeting.

"Both President Trump and I believe that we have achieved significant progress in creating long-lasting peace, proven by the North halting nuclear or missile provocations for the past year", Moon said.

South Korean soldiers open the gate as the rails which leads to North Korea is seen, inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju.

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in is determined that this railway project will go ahead, says our correspondent.

Moon has been quoted as calling the recent agreements "akin to a declaration to end the Korean War", and has also expressed the optimistic view that there would be no more war forthcoming between North and South Korea. "It is North Korea which should clearly state and show by taking actions, then I am sure that there will be no reason why the Security Council of the United Nations will continue to impose the sanction on North Korea".

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walk together before their working lunch during their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. Ban said he hopes the summit will occur at a time when the worldwide community feels confident about North Korea's commitment to denuclearization.

The North Korean leader said he would visit Seoul "in the near future", during his third summit with Moon in September.

They have also begun work to reconnect a train line and fix another rail link across the border. "We have a good relationship", Mr Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he returned from the G20 summit.

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