By Hyonhee ShinSEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program.The agreement on transport links came during talks in the border village of Panmunjom, aimed at following up on the third summit this year between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, last month.”The South and North reached the agreement after sincerely discussing action plans to develop inter-Korean relations to a new, higher stage,” said a joint statement released by the South’s Unification Ministry. They agreed to hold ceremonies in late November or early December to inaugurate work on reconnecting the railways and roads that have been cut since the 1950-53 Korean War.The two sides will carry out joint field studies on the transport plans from late this month, according to the joint statement. They also agreed to discuss late this month a plan to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games. The talks were led by the South’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon and Ri Son Gwon,… Read full this story
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