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Kim Jong-un urges peace after historic walk over South Korean border

The symbolism-laden meeting will go a long way in determining whether Kim can eventually strike a deal with Trump

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Kanga Kong Sam Kim & Andy Sharp | Bloomberg 

Kim Jong-Un called for “a new history of peace and prosperity” after becoming the first North Korean leader to enter South Korea to hold talks over his nuclear weapons program. At 9:30 am local time, a smiling Kim -- dressed in a black Mao suit -- was greeted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Panmunjom village before stepping across a concrete slab marking the border.

In what appeared to be a spontaneous gesture, Moon accepted Kim’s invitation to step together onto the northern side of the dividing line before returning to the south. The symbolism-laden ...

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First Published: Fri, April 27 2018. 08:01 IST
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