While North Korea under command of Kim Jong Un still has not completely denuclearized, it appears they are working the government of the South in earnest to lessen hostilities, and as the Atlantic article points out, in hopes of alleviating global sanctions to stimulate their economy. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
North Korea entered into agreements with regional powers in 1994 and in 2005 to dismantle its nuclear programme in return for economic benefits and diplomatic rewards, but those deals broke down after Pyongyang clandestinely continued to pursue building weapons of mass destruction. "The soldier is safely in our custody".
In two previous summits between the Koreas, out of 13 commitments towards reconciliation that were made, the Atlantic reports that five have been completed according to the predetermined deadline, and four more are set to be accomplished in the near future, with only one falling a month behind schedule so far.
The soldier crossed the eastern land border into the South on Saturday morning.
In November previous year, a North Korean soldier drove to the heavily guarded border at speed and ran across under fire from his own comrades.
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In 2012 a North Korean soldier walked unchecked through rows of electrified fencing and surveillance cameras, prompting Seoul to sack three field commanders for a security lapse. If that happens, he would be the first North Korean leader to do so since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, though the plan is still unclear.
More than 30,000 North Korean civilians have fled their homeland but most flee across the porous frontier with China, and rarely across the inter-Korean border which is fortified with minefields and barbed wire. Re-connection of train line are in progress with another rail which links across the border. He said he would deliver the message if Kim visits Seoul this year.
Moon's press secretary Yoon Young-chan said the two leader think Kim's visit to Seoul summit "would provide additional momentum to their joint efforts to establish peace on the Korean peninsula".