In some truly historic scenes today, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in met in a sign of unity and peace, on the demarcation line on the 38th parallel, shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries, marking the end of the Korean War, since the 1953 signed armistice.
Kim Jong-un crossed the southern border into South Korea at 9:30am local time, in an amazing event of peace, denuclearisation and progress. The North Korean leader and South Korean President finished their first round of peace talks at the Peace House, and later had lunch separately before resuming the days proceedings.
In Kim’s opening remarks said, he was “flooded with emotion” after crossing the military demarcation line, saying it was “so easy” making him wonder “why it took so long to do so after 11 years.”
Whilst, Moon said that the demarcation line was “no longer a symbol of division but a symbol of peace.”
Moon Jae-in said in reference to Kim Jong-un, “I would like to pay tribute to the courageous decision made by you – you have made a bold and courageous decision, so why don’t we make the bold and courageous decision to amicably discuss peace, to once again give a great gift to the whole humankind by achieving peace.”
The two leaders even engaged in pouring a mixture of soil and water from both countries onto a pine tree, then unveiling a stone placed plaque next to the tree that was engraved with the message, ‘Peace and Prosperity Are Planned.’
The pine tree dates back to 1953, the year the Korean War ended in an armistice. The soil and water poured onto the tree were brought from the Korean mountains and rivers, signifying peace in the Korean peninsula and ending 65 years of hostility and tension.
This evening, a dinner banquet will commence after the leader’s meeting at Freedom House. Kim stated, “I feel like I’m firing a flare at the starting line in the moment of [the two Koreas] writing a new history in North-South relations, peace and prosperity.”
“Through today’s meeting, I hope we won’t go back to square one again, and the non-implementation of what is committed will not happen again”.
Once Kim and Moon met, this is the conversation that reportedly unfolded:
Kim: ‘Nice to meet you’.
Moon: ‘Was it not hard to come here?’
Moon: ‘Nice to meet you.’
Kim: ‘My heart won’t stop fluttering, to meet at such a historic location. Also, I’m very moved that you have come all the way to [military demarcation line] to greet.’
Moon: ‘It was a very courageous decision for you to come all the way here.’
Kim: ‘No, no.’
Moon Jae-in stated that there were high expectations that they produce an agreement which will be a “big gift to the entire Korean nation and every peace loving person in the world”.
“I believe our encounter is extremely important for all of us, and that means a huge burden on our shoulders. I guess we have ample time. We can discuss the whole day; over the past seven decades we couldn’t really communicate… Definitely we can talk the whole day.”
Kim Jong-un stipulated that he wanted to avoid a repeat of the past, ‘where we were unable to fulfil our agreements’ in reference to 1994, when North Korea agreed to freeze its nuclear programme, but the agreement later broke down.
Kim touched on North Koreans who had left to the South saying, “We should value this opportunity so that the scars between the South and North could be healed. The border line isn’t that high; it will eventually be erased if a lot of people pass over it.”
Kim even joked about his decision to stop firing missiles, that he “won’t interrupt your early morning sleep anymore” and said he hoped that he could help ease the fears of the residents on a South Korean island, where four people died in the year of 2010.
Moon Jae-in said he wished he could visit Mount Paektu near the country’s border with China, with Kim saying that he would improve transportation networks should Moon decide to visit, adding that the North Korean delegation was impressed by the South Korean bullet train services at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, making Kim realise the North’s poor state of infrastructure.
The perfect dinner will take place tonight between the two countries and leaders. Moon said, “This summit will focus more on denuclearization and securing of permanent peace than anything else. I feel North Korea is sending their key military officials to the summit as they too, believe denuclearization and peace are important.”
All of this magical encounter between North and South comes some weeks ahead of President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s future meeting in May, emphasising that Trump and Kim, as we have earlier said, might just become great and incredible friends, much to the dismay of the liberal mainstream media. It’s really sinking in now what we have always said, and that is that Donald Trump is probably the best president in American history, already.
Even the mainstream media is now having to admit that Donald Trump has been more than influential and instrumental in the liberation of the Korean peninsula, and how he’s also been very effective to quell the previous nuclear threat that North Korea posed to the whole world.
The tides are shifting, peace is on the horizon, Donald Trump is making history, and as a result, today Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of the North and South, become friends and allies. Incredible! This is a very good weekend coming for the whole world, with many plans being put into action.
Story by The Narrator
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