North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands across the line separating North and South Korea on Sunday, June 30, 2019. VIA KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands across the line separating North and South Korea on Sunday, June 30, 2019. VIA KCNA

S. Korean president says Trump-Kim border meeting amounted to end of hostilities

by Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — The impromptu border summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amounted to a de facto end of hostilities, South Korea’s president said Tuesday, seeking to counter skepticism that the highly symbolic meeting lacked substance.

President Moon Jae-in, who traveled to the truce village of Panmunjom with Trump on Sunday, also expressed confidence the meeting would lay the foundation for renewed negotiations aimed at persuading the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.

He acknowledged that no document was signed but said that Trump and Kim had declared the “beginning of the end of hostile relations and a new era of peace by their actions.”

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