Seoul — The hope that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will formally declare an end to the 1950-1953 Korean War at the Hanoi summit rose on Monday, after South Korea said the two leaders could reach an agreement. The devastating conflict between communist North Korea, backed by China, and the capitalist South, aided by the US, ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving Pyongyang and Washington still technically at war. "I believe that the possibility is there," the South's presidential Blue House spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom told reporters about a formal declaration. "There is no way of knowing what kind of declaration it might be, but I believe the US and North Korea may reach an agreement." President Moon Jae-in said in October "it was only a matter of time" before Washington and Pyongyang declared an end to the war. The US has also struck an upbeat tone. Stephen Biegun, the US special envoy for North Korea, said earlier in February that Trump was "ready to end this war...

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