North and South Korea begin removing landmines along their heavily fortified border as part of peace summit deal

The two Koreas started removing landmines along a section of their heavily fortified border on Monday as part of a summit deal to ease military tensions.

The agreement between the nations – which are technically still at war – was reached at a meeting in North Korea‘s capital Pyongyang last month.

The summit was the third this year between the South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un, following a rapid thaw in relations.

Under deals signed by their defense chiefs on the sidelines of the September summit, the de-mining of the Joint Security Area is part of a broader step to ‘disarm’ the zone and turn it to a ‘place for peace and unity.’

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Source: MailOnline