North and South Korea Leaders Face Each Other for First Time in 10 years. The leaders of North and South Korea met today for the first time in ten years. Around 2.30 pm last night that happened in the border town of Panmunjom.
The summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could end the state of war among the two countries.
North and South Korea signed an armistice in 1953, but peace never came. The two may now be able to reach an agreement on the return of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).
South Korea showed its goodwill earlier this week by stopping the loudspeaker propaganda at the border. North Korea announced last weekend to stop nuclear testing and missile testing immediately.
Moon first shook hands with veterans before he got in the car to travel to Panmunjom. North Korean media also reported on the meeting and stated that Kim had left Pyongyang for a ‘historic North-South Summit.’
Last week we started with a direct telephone connection between the two countries. It is the first direct line between the leaders of the neighboring countries. Earlier, other hotlines existed, which could, for example, be used by the armed forces of North and South Korea.