‘Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday,’ reads the message.
The land border between the countries is 248 kilometers. According to the Russian “Interfax,” at least two million mines were discovered on the southern side.
The first stage provides the demining of joint security zone Panmunjom within 20 days.
Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Both sides agreed on the path to denuclearization. Kim Jong Un also agreed to deactivate one of the major missile systems in South Korea.
The leaders also plan to connect each other’s railways, so that families could see each other and cooperate in the healthcare area.