September 19, 2018 - 15:13 AMT
North and South Korea to seek right to host Olympics together

The thawing of relations between North and South Korea continued Wednesday, September 19 when their leaders reached key agreements on nuclear disarmament and even announced plans to bid to jointly host the 2032 Olympics, BuzzFeed News reports.

Following a summit in Pyongyang, the third meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In, a joint statement confirmed several important milestones.

North Korea agreed to dismantle a missile test site — in front of international observers — and Moon said in a press conference that the North would permanently dismantle its Nyongbyon nuclear site if the US took corresponding action in response.

Both sides agreed to clear the border village of Panmunjom of mines and guards, a process which will also have international scrutiny, and the leaders also agreed to conduct their first joint searches for bodies of those killed in the Korean War in 1950-53.

President Donald Trump tweeted his approval of the talks late night Tuesday, three months after his own summit with Kim.