News Update!!: Gyeonggi Province, South Korea: Leaders of North Korea and South Korea signs historic “Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula.”

News Update!!: Gyeonggi Province, South Korea: Leaders of North Korea and South Korea signs historic “Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula.”

The leaders of North Korea and South Korea signed a historic “Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula” on Friday, April 27th, 2018 pledging “no more war” and a common goal of “complete denuclearization” on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a historic declaration pledging “no more war” and a common goal of “complete denuclearization” on the Korean Peninsula as well as to “cease all hostile acts” and “transform the Demilitarized Zone into a peace zone.”

This video from NBC News shows the signing of the historic declaration that occurred during a historic summit meeting in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

The two leaders embraced, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he would visit Pyongyang, North Korea in the fall.

The summit laid the foundation for a meeting between North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and United States of America President Donald Trump, amid concerns about North Korea’s nuclear program.

United States of America President Donald Trump tweeted about the historic summit meeting saying. “After a furious year of missile launches and Nuclear testing, a historic meeting between North and South Korea is now taking place. Good things are happening, but only time will tell! KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!.

The signing of the declaration comes after North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has walked across Demilitarized Zone and shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to begin of a historic summit meeting.

This video from NBC News shows captured the moment when the 2 leaders met and

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un made that first step, a great leap for the Korean Peninsula, the first time that a member of the Kim dynasty has set foot on southern soil since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Just about when South Korean President Moon Jae-in was about to escort North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un to the Souther side of Panmunjom, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un gestured to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to step across the demarcation line, to his side.

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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un then offered his hand to South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

The North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in stepped crossed the line together, holding hands.

Escorted by traditional music, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in walked together into the a 3 story building known as the “Peace House” where the official summit will take place.

Inside the “Peace House,” North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un signed the guest book, writing in it for over a minute.

The North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in then went into a reception room for a private conversation.

The summit has been in the works for some time, with the stage being set by two previous meetings between high-level North and South officials, as well as the North’s participation in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earlier in 2018 where the two marched under a united flag.

The meeting also comes after United States President Donald Trump announced a meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, which reportedly may occur either in May 2018 or in early June 2018.

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