Leaving the missile buttons for a meeting: Historical moment for Kim Jong Un who went to South Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea – The North Korean leader and South Korean president, smiling, exchanged a warm handshake on the military demilitarization line dividing the Korean peninsula just before the historic interim summit began.

“I’m glad to meet you,” said Mun Jie-in to Kim Jong Un, who immediately became the first North Korean leader to step on South Korean territory since the end of the Korean War (1950-1953).

Earlier, the South Korean president also walked a few steps on the North Korean side of the border while holding hands with Kim.

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This is the first summit of the two countries for more than a decade.

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