Deal reached between North, South Korea

Tension between North, South Korea comes to end as agreement is finally reached

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

North and South Korea have buried the hatchet as they reached an agreement on Tuesday following extended tensions that have long divided the two countries.

After extensive two-day talks, North Korea apologised for the injury of South Korean soldiers and Seoul stated that the propaganda broadcasting was an attempt to resolve the issues that confounded the peace between the two countries.

"The more important point is maintaining this channel and reopening the relationship. This is hardly going to be easy to implement, but it’s a landmark agreement which lays out a path."

Talking will continue in Seoul or Pyongyang to find median for a solution on issues that have not been solved yet.

"It is very meaningful that from this meeting North Korea apologized for the landmine provocation and promised to work to prevent the recurrence of such events and ease tensions," Kim Kwan-jin, the national security adviser to South Korean President Park Geun-hye, said.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops to be in ready for war which had made tensions even worse as the two sides exchanged fire on Thursday.

The exchange of fire derived from landmine explosions that occurred early this month, where two South Korean soldiers were wounded. Pyongyang denied involvement.

Some days following the explosions, South Korea started broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda through loudspeakers close to the border.

The president of South Korea, Park Geun Hye, requested an apology for the mine incident even though the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un denied allegations.

The talks were decided after a clear ultimatum given by Pyongyang clearly stated that in the continuation of the broadcasts North Korea will proceed to attack.

The two countries have officially been in a state of war since the 1950. The 1950-1953 war did end with a peace treaty, but instead ended with a truce.

TRTWorld and agencies