Koreas pledge to restore road, rail links

27 December, 2018 12:00 AM printer

SEOUL: The two Koreas on Wednesday held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for reconnecting and repairing roads and railways across the divided peninsula, with the North calling on the South to push through joint projects despite sanctions on Pyongyang, reports AFP.

The connection of railways and roads is among a series of measures aimed at improving bilateral ties agreed upon in September by liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un.

Seoul stressed that the ceremony would not herald the start of actual work on reconnecting and modernising links between the two Koreas—which remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended without a peace treaty.