Pyongyang proposes an international peace zone instead of a demilitarized zone[/rtl]
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed that the United Nations initiate an "international peace zone" to replace the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas.
In his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Moon asked the international community to commit to defining the international peace zone to replace the "demilitarized zone", which has been separating the two Koreas for more than 60 years, with a length of 250 kilometers.
The South Korean president said the "zone of peace" would be an additional incentive for Kim (North Korea's leader) to give up nuclear weapons, the core of talks that have been interrupted for more than a year between Washington and Pyongyang.
He added: "The establishment of an international peace zone provides an institutional and realistic guarantee for the security of North Korea," pointing out that "at the same time, South Korea will be able to win lasting peace."
Moon expressed the hope that this 4-kilometer-wide zone of peace would become "the headquarters of United Nations agencies dealing with conflict resolution and environmental issues, and eventually be included by UNESCO on the list of human heritage."
"It can become an international peace zone by name and content," he stressed