North Korea and South Korea make pledge to connect border railways

Photo: The Republic of Korea.
Photo: The Republic of Korea.

In a historic day for the Korean peninsula, the leaders of the region’s two divided states have agreed to work together to connect and modernise their border railways.

In a joint announcement online, South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean president Kim Jong-un said they would end the long-established stand off and division between the two and develop inter-Korean relations.

Part of this agreement includes “taking practical measures to connect and modernise the Donghae and Gyeongui railways”.

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The Gyeongui line once ran across the two countries’ border but was divided during the 1940s.

Committing to working together, both parties signed the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Reunification at the first inter-Korean summit in more than 10 years on April 27.

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