Two Koreas seek deal for formal end to Korean War

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  1. The leaders of North and South Korea pledged on Thursday to bring peace to the Cold War's last frontier by seeking talks with China and the United States to formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War.

    The agreement came at the end of only the second summit between the divided Koreas whose war ended with an armistice not a peace treaty.

    "North and South Korea shared the view they must end the current armistice and build a permanent peace regime," South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il said in a joint statement at the end of their three-day meeting in Pyongyang.

    The agreement also called for setting up the first regular freight train service since the war, meetings of ministers and defense officials as well as establishing a cooperation zone around a contested sea border on the west of the peninsula.

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