Friday 18 January 2019

In Pictures: Kim steps into history at South Korea summit

Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to visit the south as he arrived for talks with counterpart Moon Jae-In on Friday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)

By Press Association

The leaders of North and South Korea have met for historic talks, marking a major milestone in efforts to settle tensions between the rival nations.

From Kim Jong Un’s unprecedented step over the border, to the spectacle of both leaders smiling and chatting, here is how the event played out in pictures.

The leaders shook hands across the military demarcation line (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
The concrete dividing line runs through the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
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After the handshake the two men stepped back into North Korea (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
Before holding hands and walking back over the border into the south (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
They planted a pine tree together near the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
A big screen shows live video of the two leaders in private talks (Lee Jin-man/AP)
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Mr Moon also shook hands with Mr Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, who was part of the delegation from the north (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
Kim Jong Un was completely surrounded by his security guards (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
The North Korean security delegation were pictured running alongside the limo carrying Kim Jong Un (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
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The historic meeting drew protesters in South Korea who shouted slogans and burnt flags (Lee Jin-man/AP)
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