The governments of North and South Korea announced Thursday that all troops have been permanently withdrawn from a key border town controlled by both regimes; further reducing tensions along the de-militarized zone between the two nations.
According to the New York Post, the agreement to remove troops from the Joint Security Area at the border village of Panmunjom is part of a larger pact to ease relations between North and South Korea -technically in a state of war for nearly 70 years.
“On Thursday, the Koreas and the UN Command wrapped up a pullout of weapons, ammunition and soldiers manning guard posts at Panmunjom’s Joint Security Area, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said in a statement. The three sides have earlier completed removing mines from the village,” writes the Post.
The new agreement allows 35 “unarmed personnel” from each side to remain in the village.
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