Koreas adopt military agreement for historic train crossing

North and South Korea today adopted a military agreement enabling the first train crossing of their heavily armed border in more than a half-century, the South’s Defence Ministry said.

North and South Korea today adopted a military agreement enabling the first train crossing of their heavily armed border in more than a half-century, the South’s Defence Ministry said.

The planned rail test, set for Thursday, would be the first time trains have crossed the tightly sealed border since inter-Korean rail links were severed in the middle of the 1950-53 Korean War.

Two tracks have been reconnected as part of a series of reconciliation projects launched since the two sides held the first-ever summit of their leaders in 2000.

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