South Korea and America agree to end war declaration

Digital Desk, Seoul. South Korea and the US have effectively agreed on a draft declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War. This was informed by the Ambassador of Seoul on Wednesday.

Chung Yue-yong made the remarks during a press conference, Yonhap reported. He and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed progress in consultations with allies on the announcement. They met earlier this month on the sidelines of the G7 season in Liverpool. Chung said South Korea and the United States have already shared their views on the importance of declaring the end of the war, and the two sides have effectively reached a draft agreement.

Although Seoul and Washington have made considerable progress with the declaration, its fate remains uncertain as Pyongyang has been unresponsive to their proposals for talks. The five-year term of the Moon Jae-in administration is set to end in May.

Chung said, however, that North Korea has responded positively to the declaration of the end of the war. We are looking at different ways of taking forward the discussion with North Korea. Denuclearization talks between the US and the North have been stalled since the 2019 Hanoi summit in both countries.

(IANS)

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