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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 and 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 meeting -- the third between leaders

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 8:01 AM IST

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