With all eyes glued on the highly anticipated inter-Korea summit, Kim and President Moon Jae-in met as scheduled on Friday at the Peace House in Panmunjom, a truce village located in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) of the peninsula.
The two leaders greeted each other in what appeared to be a masterful but sincere display of warm diplomacy, with handshakes, hugs and a long, private conversation at the border. Both also took turns stepping into each other’s country.
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Paul Adams, diplomatic correspondent for the BBC who has been following the story; he tweets @BBCPaulAdams
Sung-Yoon Lee, an expert on the Koreas and professor in Korean Studies at Tufts University