NZ recommits to Korea armistice

  • 21/07/2017
The DMZ between North and South Korea.
The DMZ between North and South Korea. Photo credit: Getty

New Zealand's military commitment to the UN Armistice Commission in South Korea is being extended for another two years through to August 2019.

The NZDF currently has five officers deployed in the commission, and has had a presence in it since 1998.

The commission is responsible for supervising and monitoring the armistice agreement signed at the end of the Korean War.

"The renewal of the commitment reinforces the importance we place on peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula," said Defence Minister Mark Mitchell.