CNN: In a historic meeting held on Friday, leaders of North and South Korea met to discuss movement towards denuclearization. Past meetings between the leaders of the fragmented country have broken down several times. Today’s announcement however not only included the decision by Kim Jong Un to fully shut down their nuclear facilities, the talks between the two leaders culminated in the ultimate decision no one was expecting.
Excerpt from CNN:
In a remarkable day-long summit that weighed heavy with symbolism, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong Un embraced, planted a tree and talked alone for more than 30 minutes.Then they signed the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula, which commits the two countries to denuclearization and talks to bring a formal end to conflict. It was a startling conclusion to the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in 10 years.In separate speeches, Kim and Moon promised a new era. Addressing the world’s media live on television for the first time, Kim said the Koreas “will be reunited as one country.”