UPDATED 7:13 AM PT — Thursday, January 24, 2019
North Korea recently held a meeting with the intention of reunifying the entire Korean peninsula. Several high-level officials attended the meeting in Pyongyang on Wednesday, including Kim Yong Chol. He was recently in the U.S. to meet with President Trump.
Reunification has been discussed since the two sides split in the Korean War, but both governments have had difficulties finding common ground.
“The principled stand and proposal set by Leader Kim Jong Un for developing North-South Korea relations and ensuring everlasting and durable peace of the Korean peninsula are highly important guidelines, which reflect desires of the Korean people and the requirement of the times. Also, it encourages the whole nation to the reunification of the country.” — Yang Hyong Sop, Vice President – Presidium of Supreme People’s Assembly
In a New Year’s address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called on Seoul to stop military drills with the U.S. The dictator said by halting such actions, the peninsula can work on crating permanent peace.