April 27, 2018 / 12:44 AM / in 7 months

Kim becomes first North Korean leader to cross border into South since war

South Korean President Moon Jae-in salutes next to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a ceremony at the inter-Korean summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, in this still frame taken from video, South Korea April 27, 2018. Host Broadcaster via REUTERS TV

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into South Korea for the first time on Friday, where he was greeted by the South’s president, Moon Jae-in ahead of the two Koreas’ first summit in more than a decade.

The two leaders smiled and shook hands after which Kim Jong Un gestured to Moon they cross over to North Korea briefly, which they did for a few steps, then returned to the South, holding hands.

Reporting by Christine Kim, Josh Smith and Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps; Editing by Lincoln Feast

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