East Asia Compass

Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: Hope Amidst Uncertainty?

17 Oct, 2018    ·   5524

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra cautions that while there is reason for optimism, there is still insufficient trust between the stakeholders

In his mid-September visit to Pyongyang this year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly had several fruitful exchanges with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, culminating in the signing of the Pyongyang Joint Declaration. Both agreed to open permanent family reunion facilities in the short-term, work to reconnect cross-border rail and road links within this year, restart joint projects at Kaesong and Most Kumgang, and Kim's visit to Seoul in 2018.

A military deal was signed between the South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo and North Korean First Vice Minister of the Ministry of the People