Kim-Jong Un Is All Smiles And Shaking Hands With The South Korean Leader In An Iconic Picture
On 30th April 2018
After 65 years of cold war and animosity between North and South Korea, the leaders of the North and South Korea have decided to put an end to all this and have decided to sign a peace treaty, embarking on a new journey of peace and friendship, making history of its own kind with this agreement.
#1 Kim-Jong Un First North Korean Leader In Years To Enter South Korea In 65 Years
Two days back history was made when the North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un became first to cross into South Korea for 65 years, meeting South's President Moon Jae-in in the demilitarised zone for a historic peace summit. Known as the bloodthirsty enemies in the past, the two leaders were seen shaking hands with each other happily and joking around.
#2 Both The Leaders Will Soon Be Signing Peace Treaty
According to CNN, as the two leaders stood in the front row with the whole world focused on them Kim told Moon that he felt the weight of meeting at 'such a historic location' - to which Moon replied: "It was a very courageous decision for you to come all the way here." Marking the beginning of the historic peace treaty, the two leaders enveloped each other in a hug, shocking the whole world with their frankness as tension was expected between the two leaders.
#3 Citizens Of Both The Sides Of Country Are Happy With The Historic Meeting
South Korean local resident, Kwak Eun-Jung, told CNN, "I didn't think I would be able to see such things happening in my life. I am happy to be witness to history in the making." The two leaders stepped over at the military demarcation line to shake hands. South Korean President, Moon then invited Kim-Jong Un to step into the South to guestbook in the Peace House.
In the guestbook, Kim wrote, "New history starts from now, at the historic starting point of an era of peace."
#4 Kim Ready To Have Honest And Sincere Discussions With Moon
In the TV footage, Kim also announced that he was ready to have a heartfelt, sincere and honest discussions with the South Korean leader. He added, "I feel like I'm firing a flare at the starting line in the moment of [the two Koreas] writing a new history in North-South relations, peace and prosperity."
Talking about the peace agreement, Moon said that this move will be groundbreaking not only for North and South Korea but will play an important role all across the globe. Moon also added that this a 'big gift' for the people of Korea and every peace-loving person in the world.a
#5 The Two Leaders Could Be Seen Making Jokes With Each Other
Although the exchange of words between the two leaders was mostly scripted there were moments where the two leaders made small jokes. According to the Daily Mail, Kim even referenced his decision to stop firing missiles, quipping to Moon that he 'won't interrupt your early morning sleep anymore'. Leaders from both the side of the country had a welcoming lunch where the menu consisted of famous dishes from both North and South Korea and the dessert was decorated with the map of Korean Peninsula. By the end of the Summit, both the leaders will be signing a pact and make an announcement.
Adam Mount, the senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, told CNN, "The success of this summit will not be known today but will depend on the reactions from Washington and Pyongyang over the coming days anda weeks. North Korean cheating and US ambivalence has caused the collapse of all previous openings."
#6 White House Has Released Its Own Statement
White House in its statement praised both the sides of the country for their role in trying to maintain peace and hopeful that talks will achieve progress toward a future of peace and prosperity for the entire Korean Peninsula', adding that it looked forward to continuing discussions in preparation for the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks.