North and South Koreas, UN Command agree to demilitarise part of border

North Korea, South Korea and the US-led United Nations Command have agreed to demilitarise a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula by this week, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace.

Seoul’s defence ministry said in a statement following trilateral talks that the three parties agreed to carry out measures to withdraw firearms and guard posts at the Joint Security Area (JSA) by October 25. They will then conduct a “three-way joint verification” for the following two days.

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