North and South Korean leaders hold historic summit
North and South Korean leaders hold historic summit By Joshua Berlinger and Nick Thompson, CNNNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in met Friday on South Korean soil ahead of the historic summit. Markos Kounalakis, foreign affairs columnist for McClatchy DC, joins “Red & Blue” to discuss the talks between the leaders of North and South Korea.
Ilsan, near the DMZ, South Korea (CNN) With a single step, Kim Jong Un broke with decades of hostility and distrust to become the first North Korean leader to cross into South Korean territory since 1953.
It marked the beginning of a landmark summit, the first meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea in over a decade, with broad implications for the world. Shaking hands with Moon Jae-in, while standing in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two countries, Kim told the South Korean President he felt the weight of meeting at “such a historic location.” “It was a very courageous decision for you to come all the way here,” Moon replied.