Korea summit: leaders vow to ‘write new chapter’ in peninsula’s history

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in shake hands and step across concrete border line in Panmunjom, then enter Peace House for talks

 North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un crosses the border between to shake hands with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in Photograph: Korea Summit Press Pool/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of North and South Korea have vowed to “write a new chapter” in their peninsula’s troubled history at the start of a summit that has raised hopes for a resolution over Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.   

On a bright spring morning Kim Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, reached across a simple concrete slab marking the border between their countries and shook hands for more than 20 seconds.  READ MORE

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