Two Koreas may discuss deal to end state of war at summit

Leaders say it will be a big step towards denuclearisation, but experts urge caution

Tourists posing for pictures at a fence covered with ribbons in Imjingak park near the Demilitarised Zone in Paju, in South Korea's Gyeonggi-do province, yesterday. A senior Blue House official said Seoul is "looking at the possibility of replacing t
Tourists posing for pictures at a fence covered with ribbons in Imjingak park near the Demilitarised Zone in Paju, in South Korea's Gyeonggi-do province, yesterday. A senior Blue House official said Seoul is "looking at the possibility of replacing the armistice regime on the Korean peninsula with a 'peace regime'".PHOTO: EPA-EFE

The two Koreas may discuss a peace deal that will finally lead to the formal end of the state of war between them for the past 68 years.

The issue is apparently on the agenda at what would be the third inter-Korean leaders' summit next Friday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline 'Two Koreas may discuss deal to end state of war at summit'. Subscribe