Thursday, 26 April 2018

North and South Korea prepare for 'historic' border summit



South Korea’s President will greet Kim Jong Un at the border when he arrives for the inter-Korean summit.
 
On Friday, Kim Jong Un will cross one of the most heavily militarised borders in the world for the historic talks, making him the first North Korean leader to step foot in the South since the Korean War 65 years ago.


President Moon Jae-in will greet his visitor at the military demarcation line in the demilitarised zone (DMZ), the chief of the South's presidential secretariat Im Jong-seok said.


It has been confirmed the dictator's sister, Kim Yo Jong, who made an impact during her visit to the Winter Olympics, will also be part of Mr Kim's delegation.


There will be three main topics on the agenda for the summit at Peace House: the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsular, routes to establishing permanent peace and the advancement of inter-Korean relations.


The meeting with President Moon will be the third Inter-Korean summit - and has been painstakingly choreographed in the hope of creating an atmosphere of engagement.


The leaders will sit precisely 2,018mm (2.018 metres) apart at a specially designed oval table to symbolise "the historic 2018 inter-Korean summit".


Photos will be taken on Mr Kim's arrival, a guestbook will be signed, and later the leaders will plant a tree together using soil from the North and South.


The summit has been carefully planned in a bid to improve relations between the countries

Delegates from both countries will sit across from one another





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