July 24, 2018 / 2:18 AM / 10 months ago

S.Korean defence ministry to reduce guard posts along N.Korean border - Yonhap

SEOUL, July 24 (Reuters) - South Korea’s defence ministry said on Tuesday it plans to reduce guard posts and equipment along the demilitarised zone on its border with North Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported.

The ministry said in a report to a parliamentary committee it plans to reduce some guard post troops and equipment as a preliminary test, and would then consider expanding the reduction, in order to realise an agreement to “transform the demilitarised zone into a peace zone” made at an inter-Korean summit in April, Yonhap said.

The defence ministry did not have any immediate comment about the report. (Reporting by Joyce Lee Editing by Paul Tait)

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