Skip to comments.North Korea and South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid U.S. concern over easing sanctions
Posted on 10/15/2018 9:05:42 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program.
The agreement on transport links came during talks in the border village of Panmunjom aimed at following up on the third summit this year between South Koreas President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, last month.
The South and North reached the agreement after sincerely discussing action plans to develop inter-Korean relations to a new, higher stage, said a joint statement released by the Souths Unification Ministry.
They agreed to hold ceremonies in late November or early December to inaugurate work on reconnecting the railways and roads that have been cut since the 1950-53 Korean War.
The two sides will carry out joint field studies on the transport plans from late this month, according to the statement.
They also agreed to discuss late this month a plan to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, and to explore in November ways to restart webcam reunions and video exchanges for families separated by the Korean War.
Military officials from both sides are to meet in the near future to craft follow-on steps to a military pact struck at last months summit.
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More fantastic news. Real progress.
The North better lay on more trains and buses headed south, and do it soon.
And build several hundred restaurants along the way.
This would have only happened with President Trump.
Wait till the north finds out how S Koreans live.
SK can decide if they want to follow up with his whereabouts.
“And build several hundred restaurants along the way.”
Last chance to have some “Woked Dog,” with “savory” tree bark tea before leaving the North.
“Wait till the north finds out how S Koreans live. “
Yes, it will be “Berlin Wall Coming Down II!”
God’s hand is at work. The progress made in 2 years by Trump is astounding.
They already know. Apparently the country is far less hermetically sealed than was previously thought.
Is S. Korea setting itself up for invasion?
Finally a realistic view of this.
I heard the story of the Russian pilot that defected to the US back in the late 70s. Part of the plan included taking him to a supermarket in LA (Von's?), to show him the difference between life in the USSR and the US.
It took visits to ten different stores before he believed what he was being shown. lol
My mom had a friend who had a Russian relative visit every few years. First place they always stopped was a bakery, to load up on fresh bread. She never got over how plentiful the stores were here.
95%+ don't realize how good we have it, in a primarily capitalist society. For example, when I hear a younger person gripe about fuel prices, I give them a short history lesson on the gas shortages during the Carter administration.
Plenty of dog available in the south.
“Plenty of dog available in the south.”
So is there a “Fidoburger Chain?”
Back in the late 70s my friend had her grandmother visit from Yugoslavia. We took her to the local grocery store. We walked in and she started crying and muttering something I didnt understand.
I asked what she was saying.
All lies....all lies was the translation.
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