The two Koreas said they were making a stride nearer to peace by consenting to a joint military arrangement that expels the danger of contention on the Peninsula
"The time of no war has begun," South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared at joint news gathering close by North Korean pioneer Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang Wednesday.
Pyongyang additionally consented to crush the Yongbyon atomic site, which is accepted to be utilized for the creation of fissile material for atomic weapons, if the United States takes "corresponding measures."
The announcement came as the two leaders met for the third time this year in the North Korean capital, as part of efforts with the US to contain the threat of war after a barrage of North Korean missile tests in 2017.
Moon and Kim also teased a potential historic fourth meeting between the two leaders, this time in the South Korean capital. The agreement stated that Kim would travel to Seoul "as soon as possible," something no North Korean leader has ever done.
On the second day of a three-day summit in Seoul, the two leaders emerged from behind doors to sign the joint agreement, which they held up for the cameras and sealed with a handshake before both made short statements.
As part of the accord, North Korea committed to permanently close down the Tongchang-ri engine testing and missile launching site under the attendance of relevant experts, the South Korean President announced.
Moon expressed hope that talks would resume between North Korea and the US. "They have continuously shown their trust towards one another and I hope there will be another summit between the two countries as soon as possible," Moon said.
US President Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter, calling the developments "very exciting."