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North and South Korean leaders hold historic summit

Author: CNN
Kim Jong Un walks with Moon Jae-in down a red carpet past a welcoming ceremony to the summit. Photo credit: KOREA SUMMIT PRESS POOL/AFP/Getty Images
Kim Jong Un walks with Moon Jae-in down a red carpet past a welcoming ceremony to the summit. Photo credit: KOREA SUMMIT PRESS POOL/AFP/Getty Images

For parts of the world that are just waking up, here's what you need to know about the North and South Korean historic summit.

It's been a busy morning on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared at about 9:30 South Korean time for his historic summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

He walked up to the demarcation line that divides the two countries and shook hands with Moon.

The pair shared pleasantries and, in an impromptu moment, briefly crossed to the north side of the demarcation line for a photo op before walking back into the southern side.

After a welcoming ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance, the leaders then retreated to the Peace House, where Kim Jong Un signed a guestbook with the following inscription:


It read:

A new history begins now. The age of peace, at the starting point of history.
-- Kim Jong Un

They then entered the recently redesigned meeting room and gave statements on camera before the media was kicked out for the closed-door talks, which lasted for two hours.

Kim then traveled back to the northern side of the DMZ in a limousine surrounded by body guards as both delegations retired for lunch.

 

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