The North Korean Leader Meets his Southern Counterpart – a Historical Moment

Photo from the Blue House KR

A historic moment. For the first time in 65 years, a North Korean leader has stepped into South Korea. The heads of both Koreas, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in met in a South Korean village in the Demilitarized Zone. The politicians shook hands, crossed the border in the northern direction and then returned to the South-Korean territory. An inter-Korean summit is now underway. The parties are to discuss nuclear disarmament and a peace treaty.

“We are at a starting line today, where a new history of peace, prosperity and inter-Korean relations is being written,” stated the leader of the North Korea Kim Jong-un.

The leader of the South Korea Moon Jae-in also stressed: “I hope we will be able to talk frankly and come to an agreement to give a big present for the Koreans and the people around the world who wish for peace.”