It’s what Koreans have been working on literally all my life (begun the same month as the truce). But for us, let’s start with using the correct names of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or ROK and DPRK if that’s too confusing. They are family, blood relatives that every Korean I know can name on the other side of the DMZ.
What makes this negotiation news is that djt’s provocation of Kim has made it so urgent that the Koreans had to rush around him. They had the handy opportunity of the Olympics, and the DPRK’s proposal of a united team was uncharacteristically brilliant. Maybe Kim is realizing that pulling the ROK out of US control puts the DPRK in a better position in the world than having nukes. Maybe he’s tired of being a rogue.