April 2018 inter-Korean summit

summit between Korean peninsula leaders Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in

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.

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in shaking hands

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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  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.
  3. "Kim offers to visit Seoul 'any time if you invite me': South Korea". Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.