In a historic moment, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday sat foot in South Korea by crossing the military border and met President Moon Jae-In.
Kim became the first North Korean leader to cross over to South Korea after partition of the peninsula in 1953, following the Korean War.
After shaking hands at the border, Kim and Moon held over an hour-long summit in a heavily fortified demilitarised zone.
The historic meeting between the two Korean leaders came just a week after Kim announced suspension of nuclear missile tests.
“I am happy to meet you,” a smiling Moon told Kim as they exchange handshakes and pleasantries.
Kim said that he crossed over to hold a “frank and serious” meeting with an honest mindset.
“I came here determined to send a starting signal at the threshold of a new history,” the North Korean leader said.
During the summit Kim was expected to discuss all the “issues arising in improving inter-Korean relations and achieving peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula.”