2018 inter-Korean summit

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Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in shaking hands

The 2018 inter-Korean summit (South Korea: 2018년 남북정상회담, North Korea: 2018년 북남수뇌상봉) took place on April 27, 2018,[1] on the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area,[2] between Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea, and Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea.

It was the third inter-Korean summit – and the first in eleven years. It was also the first time since the end of the Korean War in 1953 that a North Korean leader entered the South's territory; President Moon also briefly crossed into the North's territory.[3]

The summit was focused on the North Korean nuclear weapons program and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The Panmunjom Declaration was made following the summit.

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  1. "Seoul proposes high-level talks about Pyongyang summit". Cheong Wa Dae. March 21, 2018. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Location of planned inter-Korean summit hints at changes in North Korea strategy, say experts". The Straits Times. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Kim offers to visit Seoul 'any time if you invite me': South Korea". Retrieved April 27, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)