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Inter-Korean Summit

Panmunjom, South Korea | April 27, 2018

North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade on April 27, South Korean officials have said, after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged his commitment to denuclearization as tensions ease between the old foes.

South Korean officials, who announced the date after high-level talks with North Korean counterparts, said the agenda would largely be denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and improving inter-Korean relations.

Tension over North Korea’s tests of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile surged last year and raised fears of U.S. military action in response to North Korea’s threat to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.

But tension has eased significantly since North Korea decided to send athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February.

The neighbours are technically still at war after the 1950-53 conflict ended with a ceasefire, not a truce.

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