Historic North-South Summit for National Reconciliation and Unity, Peace and Prosperity

 

Kim Jong Un Crosses Demarcation Line at Panmunjom for North-South Summit

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, came to Panmunjom on April 27 for the historic north-south summit meeting and talks.

The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un left the Phanmun Pavilion at 9 a.m., leading senior party, government and army officials, and reached the Demarcation Line at Panmunjom.

President Moon Jae In of south Korea was present before the line to greet Kim Jong Un.

Kim Jong Un shook hands with Moon Jae In and exchanged greetings.

He crossed the Demarcation Line and had souvenir photos taken with Moon Jae In with the Phanmun Pavilion in the north side portion and the “House of Freedom” in the south side portion for backgrounds.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In crossed the Demarcation Line of Panmunjom and shook hands with each other warmly once again in the north side portion before proceeding to the south side portion of Panmunjom.

Kim Jong Un Warmly Greeted by Moon Jae In

The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un crossed the Demarcation Line at Panmunjom with south Korean President Moon Jae In and headed for the “House of Peace” in the south side portion of Panmunjom.

Personages of the north and the south welcomed with enthusiastic applause the top leaders who significantly took their first steps for national reconciliation and unity.

Children of the south side presented bouquets to Kim Jong Un.

The top leaders of the north and the south headed for the ground for inspecting the guards of honor of the south Korean forces, escorted by traditional honor guards.

The military band, guards of honor of the army, navy and air force of south Korea, traditional guards of honor and traditional band lined up at the plaza before the “House of Peace” in the south side portion of Panmunjom.

When Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In mounted the inspection stand, the head of the guards of honor of the south Korean forces made a salute and the military band played a welcome music.

Kim Jong Un, together with Moon Jae In, reviewed the guards of honor of the south Korean forces and the traditional guards of honor.

Moon Jae In introduced to Kim Jong Un the south side officials who came to greet him. Kim Jong Un shook hands with them one by one.

Moon Jae In exchanged greetings with the officials from the north side.

The officials of the north and the south had souvenir photos taken with the top leaders.

Present there were Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, and senior party and government officials Ri Su Yong, Kim Yong Chol, Ri Yong Ho, Choe Hwi, Kim Yo Jong and Ri Son Gwon, and senior officials of the armed forces Ri Myong Su and Pak Yong Sik.

Present from the south side were Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff of Chongwadae, Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae, So Hun, director of the Intelligence Service, Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, Song Yong Mu, minister of Defense, Kang Kyong Hwa, minister of Foreign Affairs, Jong Kyong Du, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Yun Yong Chan, chief secretary in charge of communication with the people of the Chongwadae Secretariat.

Kim Jong Un Has Talks with Moon Jae In at “House of Peace”

Talks between the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae In took place at the “House of Peace” in the south side portion of Panmunjom.

Present at the talks from the north side were Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, and Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the C.C., WPK.

Present from the south side were Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff at Chongwadae, and So Hun, director of the Intelligence Service.

At the talks both sides had a candid and open-hearted exchange of views on the matters of mutual concern including the issues of improving the north-south relations, ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula and the denuclearization of the peninsula.

Referring to the very significant meeting with Moon Jae In at Panmunjom, a symbol of division and confrontation,

Kim Jong Un said that the meeting at such special place would mark an occasion of giving once again hope and dream for the future to all people.

He said he felt once again the national mission and duty to usher in a new era of peace and reunification after putting an end to the history of division and confrontation and that he came today with the thought that he would fire a signal flare at the starting line writing a new history.

Moon Jae In said the weather was nice as if it congratulated today’s meeting and that the moment Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un crossed the Demarcation Line, Panmunjom became a symbol of peace, not a symbol of division.

Paying deep respects to the great decision of Kim Jong Un who produced the significant meeting like today, Moon Jae In hoped that open-hearted dialogue would be continued to build confidence between themselves.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In reached a consensus of views on the agenda items and agreed to meet often and sincerely discuss the pending issues and the important matters for the nation in the future and thus make joint efforts to wisely open up a new history of the north-south relations and further develop the good trend for peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

Before the start of the talks, in commemoration of the historic north-south summit meeting Kim Jong Un wrote in a visitor’s book at the “House of Peace” that “A new history begins now – at the starting point of history, an era of peace. Kim Jong Un. April 27, 2018.”

He had a significant photo taken with Moon Jae In.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In Plant Pine Tree

The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un together with President Moon Jae In planted a pine tree, a symbol of peace and prosperity, at Panmunjom in commemoration of the historic north-south summit.

They planted the pine tree by using a mixture of soil from Mt Paektu and Mt Halla and water from the River Taedong and the River Han prepared by the north and the south.

Kim Jong Un said meaningful words calling for developing the hard-won trend of improved north-south relations with the will to be base manure and soil covering the precious root and shelter protecting rainstorm together with the tree and for opening up the future with the spirit as strong as the evergreen pine.

A stone plaque in the names of Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In was built at the pine tree.

The top leaders of the north and the south unveiled the plaque.

Engraved on it are the letters “Peace and prosperity are planted.”

After the tree planting, the top leaders of the north and the south had a souvenir picture taken with the plaque and the pine tree for a background.

Then they had a photo taken with the officials accompanying them.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In had a sincere conversation while having a walk.

Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae In Sign “Panmunjom Declaration”

The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un together with President Moon Jae In signed the “Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula” and exchanged written declaration.

Kim Jong Un had a significant souvenir picture taken with Moon Jae In and embraced him in congratulation of the birth of the historic Panmunjom Declaration reflecting the unanimous desire and demand of the Korean nation.

Attending the signing-ceremony from the north side were Ri Su Yong and Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the C.C., WPK, Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK, and from the south side were Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff of Chongwadae, Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae, So Hun, director of the Intelligence Service, Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, Song Yong Mu, minister of Defense, Kang Kyong Hwa, minister of Foreign Affairs, and Yun Yong Chan, chief secretary in charge of communication with the people of the Chongwadae Secretariat.

At the end of the signing-ceremony, the top leaders of the north and the south made statements over the Panmunjom Declaration.

Dinner for Kim Jong Un Given by Moon Jae In

President Moon Jae In hosted a dinner at the “House of Peace” of Panmunjom in welcome of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un‘s visit to the south side area.

Invited to the dinner were First Lady Ri Sol Ju as well as Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, Ri Su Yong, Kim Yong Chol, Choe Hwi, Kim Yo Jong, Ri Son Gwon who are senior party and government officials, and other leading officials accompanying the Supreme Leader and suite members.

Present there were Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff of Chongwadae, Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae, So Hun, director of the Intelligence Service, Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, Song Yong Mu, minister of Defence, Kang Kyong Hwa, minister of Foreign Affairs, representatives of various political parties and personages of various circles of the south side including those related to the historic north-south summits.

Ri Sol Ju was warmly greeted by Moon Jae In and his wife Kim Jong Suk at the “House of Peace”.

Prior to the dinner, Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju chatted and shared feelings with Moon Jae In and Kim Jong Suk in a cordial atmosphere.

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju expressed deep thanks to Moon Jae In for the sincere dinner.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In and their wives exchanged greetings with personages of the north and the south one by one outside the dinner venue.

When the top leaders appeared in the venue, all the participants welcomed them who successfully finished the historic Panmunjom talks with an enthusiastic applause.

At the dinner, Moon Jae In made a welcome address.

Then, Kim Jong Un made a reply address.

The south side served various dishes of special meaning and the north side Pyongyang cold noodle of Okryu Restaurant, deeply impressing the participants.

The dinner proceeded in an amicable atmosphere overflowing with feelings of blood relatives.

Artistes of the north and the south gave performances in congratulation of the historic north-south summit meeting and talks at the dinner.

Kim Jong Un Says Goodbye to Moon Jae In

The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un successfully concluded the historic north-south summit meeting and talks and said goodbye to President Moon Jae In.

When Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju came out of the “House of Peace” together with Moon Jae In and his wife, the personages from the north and the south broke into thunderous applause.

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju took the reserved seats installed outdoor with Moon Jae In and his wife and watched a farewell performance “One spring” prepared by the south side.

At the end of the performance Kim Jong Un shook hands with the personages from the south and Moon Jae In with those from the north one by one, exchanging farewells.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In took hands and said goodbye to each other, promising a fresh start.

Kim Jong Un left the “House of Peace” amid a warm send-off of personages from the south side.

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