Korean leaders step over DMZ border in historic meeting

Historic step: Video captures Korean leaders crossing DMZ border

In a symbolic move, South Korean President Moon Jae-In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un joined each other on either side of the military demarcation line that separates the two counties.

The two leaders held a summit Friday in the Peace House, located on the southern side of the Korean demilitarized zone, according to CNN. Previous summits took place in North Korea’s capitol in 2000 and 2007.

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It’s the first time since the Korean War ended in 1953 that a North Korean leader crossed into the southern section of the DMZ. Moon first joined Kim on the northern side before both leaders stepped into the southern side, according to CNN.

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Both leaders said they would sign a peace treaty this year to formally end the Korean War. 

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