The Heat: Inter-Korean Summit bring DPRK, ROK leaders together

The Heat

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in (R) at the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries ahead of their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. AFP PHOTO / Korea Summit Press Pool / Korea Summit Press Pool

It was a remarkable moment when DPRK leader Kim Jong Un met with ROK President Moon Jae-in Friday in the demilitarized zone for the Inter-Korean Summit.

The leaders at times acted like old friends and pledged to work for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pursue talks with the United States and China to bring an official end to the Korean War.

CGTN’s Jack Barton reports from the Demilitarized Zone.

To discuss the historic summit:

  • Tong Zhao is a nuclear policy fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • Zhao Ma is an associate professor of Modern Chinese History and Culture at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Myung-koo Kang is a professor of political science at Baruch College of the City University of New York.
  • Brian Becker is an analyst on U.S.-DPRK relations and has travelled to the DPRK numerous times.

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