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North And South Korea To Meet At Truce Village

Eric Parra |
June 9, 2013 | 10:43 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

The two Koreas plan to meet where the last Korean war took place (creative commons)
The two Koreas plan to meet where the last Korean war took place (creative commons)
Panmunjom, or “Truce Village,” is where the truce ending the 1950-53 Korean War was originally signed. It is here that both North and South Korea made preparations to meet and settle some level of agreement on Sunday morning.

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From CBS News

“Success will be judged on whether the delegates can pave the way for a summit between the ministers of each country's department for cross-border affairs, which South Korea has proposed for Wednesday in Seoul. Such ministerial talks haven't happened since 2007.

The intense media interest in what's essentially a meeting of bureaucrats to iron out technical details is an indication of how bad ties between the Koreas have been.”

The blood has not been better since North Korea originally declared war on the neighboring area, with previous threats and nuclear tests beforehand. 

During the morning discussions, the agenda for the meeting was established, determining the meeting place, duration, the date, and participants. 

Whether or not the meeting will be met with aggression, as analysts have come to believe “as part of a pattern where Pyongyang follows aggressive rhetoric and provocations with diplomatic efforts to trade an easing of tension for outside concessions.” 

Both Koreas have taken strong action with each of their leaders taking a stand against any and all form of attacks from the other, so the truce could mean a lot for either nation. 

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The meeting will follow another meeting with world leaders, the discussion between U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping in California.


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