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Moon and Kim will meet on Friday at the military demarcation line, according to Seoul

Ⓒ AFP – Ed JONES – | Activists for peace hold the images of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong, after meeting of both leaders, on April 26, 2018 in Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Friday on the military demarcation line that divides the peninsula.

Moon is going to greet visitors on the line of cement blocks that mark the border between the two Koreas in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korean President Im Jong-seok said Thursday.

The Seoul presidency also announced that Kim Jong Un’s sister, Yo Jong, will be part of the Pyongyang delegation, as will the North Korean head of state, Kim Yong Nam.

Ⓒ AFP – Laurence CHU – | Unusual summit between the two Koreas

When Kim crosses the line he will become the first North Korean leader to cross south since the Korean War 65 years ago.

There he will be received by an honor guard and together with the South Korean president he will walk the distance to the House of Peace in Panmunjom, where the armistice of 1953 was signed.

Before the day in the morning, the North Korean leader will sign the Golden Book, said Im.

After each delegation will have lunch separately and before resuming talks Kim and Moon will plant a tree on the demarcation line.

After both parties sign an agreement, a joint statement will be published.

The day will conclude with a banquet and then a farewell ceremony that will mark Kim’s return to the North.

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