North, South Korea to Form Joint Military Committee

On Wednesday, President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement on the general improvement of inter-Korean relations, capping off a very successful third summit which appears to have gotten the denuclearization operations back on track.

In addition to denuclearization and peace talks efforts, the two Koreas agreed to found a joint military committee, which will be charged with maintaining communication between the two nations, and prevent any accidental clashes.

This is potentially a hugely important step, as the two nations try to reduce decades of military tensions, and negotiate efforts to move their respective forces away from the border as the efforts to negotiate a peace treaty advance.

In addition to all the more important efforts, North and South Korea agreed to a joint effort to host the 2032 Summer Olympics. The two nations also agreed to unspecified cooperation during the 2020 games.

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