UPDATED 8:37 AM PT – Thur. Nov. 22, 2018
North and South Korea appear to be taking the first steps to integrate their societies.
According to reports Thursday, the North and South have built a road across the demilitarized zone, connecting their shared border for the first time in around 14 years.
The road is expected to help with a joint mission to recover the remains of soldiers left behind from the Korean war.
The road was also a major part of negotiations for the peace agreement signed by Kim Jong-Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In back in September.
According to the agreement, both sides will also have to remove any weapons or bunkers from the ‘peace village’ in Panmunjom.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced the Foal Eagle exercise will be ‘reduced in scope’ so it won’t harm diplomatic relations with North Korea.
This comes just days after Pyongyang accused the U.S. and South Korea of violating an agreement by restarting military drills.
But South Korean officials pushed back, saying defensive exercises are exempt from the deal.