GOYANG (SOUTH KOREA), April 27 - The leaders of the two Koreas held a landmark summit today after a highly symbolic handshake over the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries, with the North�s Kim Jong Un declaring they were at the �threshold of a new history�.
Kim said he was �filled with emotion� after stepping over the concrete blocks, making him the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War ended in an armistice 65 years ago.
At Kim�s impromptu invitation the two men briefly crossed hand-in-hand into the North before walking to the Peace House building on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom for the summit � only the third of its kind since hostilities ceased in 1953.
�I came here determined to send a starting signal at the threshold of a new history,� said Kim, whose nuclear-armed regime is accused of widespread human rights abuses.
With the North�s atomic arsenal high on the agenda, Moon responded that he hoped they would reach �a bold agreement so that we may give a big gift to the whole Korean people and the people who want peace�. � AFP