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Two Koreas to hold groundbreaking ceremony to reconnect road, rail links

2018-12-26 10:11:44       source:Straits Times

December 26, 2018

SEOUL (AFP) -- A South Korean delegation left for North Korea on Wednesday (Dec 26) to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for reconnecting roads and railways across the divided peninsula despite stalled denuclearisation talks.

A nine-car special train carrying some 100 South Koreans, including officials and five people born in the North, was seen leaving Seoul railway station early in the morning for a two-hour journey to the North's border city of Kaesong.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un agreed to hold the ceremony by the end of this year when they met at their third summit in Pyongyang in September.

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