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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the Seoul press center in Seoul, South Korea.

South and North Korea agreed to hold a groundbreaking ceremony to modernise and eventually connect their railways and roads across their borders in late November or early December…reports Asian Lite News

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in. (File Photo: IANS) by .
President of South Korea Moon Jae-in.

They also agreed to hold Red Cross talks in November to discuss issues related to families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War and arrange a general-level military meeting “as soon as possible”, reports Yonhap News Agency.

The agreements were reached during high-level talks at the truce village of Panmunjom between South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon and his North Korean counterpart, Ri Son-gwon.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed to Northeast Asian countries and the US to jointly set up a so-called “East Asian Railroad Community” to connect railways across the region via inter-Korean railroad links.