Seoul decided to stop propagandist radio broadcast right before the summit of South and North Korea leaders from the loud-speakers set on the border with North Korea, as the representatives of South Korea Defence Ministry stated, Reuters reports.
The representatives of the Ministry stated that the decision was made “to stop mutual criticism and propaganda against each other and also contribute to create peace and a new beginning”.
This is the first time South Korea stops the broadcast over two years. News and critics of the North Korean regime and pop-music are delivered to North Korea through the loud-speakers.
Earlier, after signing the agreement on North Korean sportsmen participation in the Olympic Games Pyongyang has also reduced the scale of the propaganda.
As it was reported earlier, Moon Jae-in, the President of South Korea, and Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, are to conduct talks on April 27 in Panmunjom, a village located on the border between the states. It is expected that the agreement on formal cessation of war between south and north parts of the peninsula will be made, as it has not been signed yet.
North Korea announced the suspension of nuclear and missile tests and shut down of the nuclear testing ground on April 21.