New Delhi, April 27: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday crossed the demarcation line into the South Korean half of the DMZ to meet rival and South Korean President Moon Jae for the , news agency AP reported. The two leaders are expected to hold the historic inter-Korean Summit in Panmunjom, the truce village on the north-south border of the peninsula. As per a report, Kim and Moon are scheduled to meet at 9:30 AM (KST) and the official talks will begin at 10:30 AM
Topics, on the agenda, most likely include denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, a peace settlement and theimprovement of inter-Korea relations, reports claimed. The two leaders will jointly inspect a South Korean honor guard as part of an official ceremony to welcome the North Korean leader.
The duo will attend an elaborate dinner, to be held around 6.30 p.m. local time, that will include symbolic dishes originating from both countries. It is the third inter-Korean summit, but the first to be held in South Korea. With this, Kim will become the first Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader to cross the border onto the South Korean soil since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.
The summit is expected to set the stage for the first meeting between sitting US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May or June.