or at least on the Korean peninsula?
It would seem so if the “peace declaration” issued by the two Koreas during this second North-South Summit bears any fruit in the months to come.
“South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il agreed on Thursday that the leaders of the two Koreas will meet ‘frequently’ in the future to discuss pending issues.
The two leaders signed a declaration for the advancement of inter-Korean relations, peace and prosperity which included that commitment at 1:00 p.m.
The declaration, which consists of eight chapters, is signed by Republic of Korea President Roh Moo-hyun and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong-il. The two sides reportedly also pledged to hold a meeting of the parties concerned somewhere on the Korean Peninsula to declare the Korean War over, and open the Gyeongui cargo railway line between Munsan in the South and Kaesong in the North.”
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Yes, it will be interesting to watch and see if both sides will make good on the promises made during this summit including finding ways to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War.