Leaders of North and South Korea meet, vow to end decades-long rivalry

For the first time in a decade, the leaders of North and South Korea met on the border and vowed to work towards a denuclearization of the peninsula and end the war.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in shaking hands Screenshot from YouTube

The leaders of North and South Korea pledged on Friday to work together to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and end the war. It was the first inter-Korean meeting in a decade.

At the end of their meeting at the Demilitarized Zone, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in agreed to send top representatives of their armies to meet next month in order to "decrease the hostility" between the nations. "The whole world is watching us," said Kim.

US President Donald Trump praised the meeting in a Friday tweet. "After a furious year of missile launches and nuclear testing, a historic meeting between North and South Korea is now taking place," he wrote. "Good things are happening, but only time will tell!"

Last week, North Korea issued a surprise statement saying it will no longer conduct nuclear and missile tests and will instead work to promote peace in the Korean Peninsula.

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