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Korean DMZ: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in launch summit at round table01:03

Korean DMZ: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in launch summit at round table

Korea, Republic of, Panmunjom
April 27, 2018 at 01:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, his sister Kim Yo-jong and the South Korean President Moon Jae-in sat at a round table in Panmunjom on Friday, to launch a historic summit between the two nations.

The two leaders are expected to discuss denuclearisation, the improvement on inter-Korea relations and the possibility of easing the sanctions on North Korea in the light of a possible peace treaty between the two nations.

Relations have been fraught between Pyongyang and Seoul since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict, which ended with an armistice but without a peace treaty ever being signed.

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics seemingly encouraged warming relations on the peninsula, after a year of heightened tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs.

Kim Jon-un is the first North Korean leader since the division of the two nations in 1945 to ever cross over to the South.

Mandatory Credit: Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps

Korean DMZ: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in launch summit at round table01:03
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, his sister Kim Yo-jong and the South Korean President Moon Jae-in sat at a round table in Panmunjom on Friday, to launch a historic summit between the two nations.

The two leaders are expected to discuss denuclearisation, the improvement on inter-Korea relations and the possibility of easing the sanctions on North Korea in the light of a possible peace treaty between the two nations.

Relations have been fraught between Pyongyang and Seoul since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict, which ended with an armistice but without a peace treaty ever being signed.

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics seemingly encouraged warming relations on the peninsula, after a year of heightened tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs.

Kim Jon-un is the first North Korean leader since the division of the two nations in 1945 to ever cross over to the South.

Mandatory Credit: Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps

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