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Kim Jong-un crosses border, becoming first North Korean leader to visit South Korea

April 27, 4:24 UTC+3

The two leaders shook hands for around 30 seconds

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GOYANG /South Korea/, April 27. /TASS/. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has crossed the inter-Korean border in the Panmunjom border village, becoming the first head of the North Korean state to visit South Korea since 1953. The historic event is being broadcast live for reporters gathered in South Korea’s northern city of Goyang.

The two leaders shook hands for around 30 seconds and exchanged some words with one another, each remaining on his side of the border.

After that, Moon Jae-in took a step on the North Korean side of the border at Kim Jong-un’s invitation, the two leaders took a photo together and headed to Peace House to hold talks. The North Korean leader is accompanied by a delegation of nine high-ranking officials.

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