History of South Korea

April 2018 inter-Korean summit
Moon and Kim shaking hands over the demarcation line ©Cheongwadae / Blue House
2018 Apr 27

April 2018 inter-Korean summit

South Korea

The April 2018 inter-Korean summit was a meeting between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea, which took place on April 27, 2018. The summit was the first of its kind in over a decade, and it marked a significant step towards peace and reconciliation between the two countries, which have been technically at war since the Korean War of the 1950s. The summit was held at the Peace House, a building located on the southern side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea. The leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, respectively, met and discussed a wide range of issues, including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the reduction of military tensions, and the improvement of economic and cultural ties between the two countries. As a result of the summit, the two leaders signed a joint statement in which they committed to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to improve relations between the two countries.

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