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South Korea’s Moon off to DMZ for high-stakes summit with North Korea

/ 08:23 AM April 27, 2018

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In. (AFP FILE PHOTO / POOL / JUNG Yeon-Je)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has left Seoul’s presidential palace for the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to attend the high-stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that will kick off a new round of nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang.

Moon on Friday briefly stepped out of his black limousine and cheerfully shook hands with hundreds of supporters who waved white South Korean flags and raised banners with messages including “Please Achieve Successful Denuclearization.”

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Hundreds of members of the Korean Veterans Association arrived on buses from different parts of the nation hours earlier to send off Moon’s motorcade.

The meeting between Moon and Kim is just the third summit between the rivals since the 1950-53 Korean War. /kga

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