A South Korean train rolled into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade. Engineers and officials on board will examine how to create a linked, cross-border rail network on the Korean Peninsula.
The latest cooperation project between the two foes is the first step in creating a joint train system. However, continued US sanctions may make it an impossible dream to realize.
North and South Korea want to explore reconnecting their rail and road systems as part of efforts to ease tensions in the region. The South needed an exemption from the United Nations sanctions regime for that to happen.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has taken the credit for building a working relationship with North Korea, but his critics say he is neglecting a looming economic crisis in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
North and South Korea have held the first round of three-way peace talks with the US-led United Nations Command. The meeting marks the latest effort to demilitarize one of the world's most heavily armed frontiers.
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