Kim Jong-un made history as he met with rival South Korean President Moon Jae-in as they met on the south side of the border. Jong-un was aided by his rival South Korean President as he arrived for historic peace talks.The heads of state walk together at the border village of Panmunjom where they are welcomed by an honour guard and The pair sat down for talks on nuclear weapons after a year of being on the verge of war
KOREAS ADVICE Kim Jong-un CROSSES BORDER to meet South Korean President for historic talks
THE dictator is the first North Korean leader to step into the South for 65 years. In a mark of unity, the leaders shook hands as each stood either side of the military demarcation line dividing the Koreas. Moon joined Kim on the northern side before both crossed over to the South.
Just months ago, Trump and Kim were trading threats and insults as North Korea’s rapid advances in pursuit of nuclear-armed missiles capable of hitting the United States raised fears of a fresh conflict on the Korean peninsula, The Sun reports.
Earlier on Friday, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said Kim would “open-heartedly discuss with Moon Jae-in all the issues arising in improving inter-Korean relations and achieving peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula.”
Just days before the summit, Kim said North Korea would suspend nuclear and long-range missile tests and dismantle its only known nuclear test site.
Moon travelled to the meeting in a large motorcade, stopping briefly to greet dozens of summit supporters waving South Korean flags near the Blue House.
Hundreds of demonstrators were seen gathering in downtown Seoul from early morning to protest or support the summit.
Scepticism has been rampant about whether Kim is ready to abandon the hard-earned nuclear arsenal his country has defended and developed for decades as what it says is a necessary deterrent against US invasion.
The two neighbours expect to release a joint statement late on Friday – possibly called the Panmunjom Declaration – that could address denuclearisation and peace, and an improvement in relations, South Korean officials said.