North and South Korea and the United Nations Command agreed Monday to remove firearms and guard posts from a portion of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two countries.
In a statement, the ministry said the two sides agreed to remove all landmines in the so-called Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom within the next 20 days.
The leaders of North and South Korea have committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pledged to bring a formal end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ceased.
North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag, the South said Wednesday, in a diplomatic breakthrough following days of talks between the two countries.
The Korean Empire was the last independent unified Korean state. It stood until Japan’s annexation of Korea in August 1910.
Known as Hangul in South Korea or Chosŏn’gŭl in North Korea, it is still the official writing system of Korea, both South Korea and North Korea.
It wasn’t until 1374, however, that the Koryo kingdom managed to unify almost all of what is now North and South Korea under its rule.
Baekje (18 BC – 660 AD) was a kingdom located in southwestern Korea. It was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, together with Goguryeo and Silla.
The earliest radiocarbon dates for the Paleolithic indicate the antiquity of occupation on the Korean peninsula is between 40,000 and 30,000 BP.