Leaders of two Koreas build strong rapport, pave way for long road towards peace

South Korean President Moon Jae In (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prior to their summit meeting at the Peace House on the Demilitarised Zone in the border village of Panmunjom, on April 27, 2018.
South Korean President Moon Jae In (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prior to their summit meeting at the Peace House on the Demilitarised Zone in the border village of Panmunjom, on April 27, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

GOYANG, SOUTH KOREA - The smiles never stopped. They locked hands at least three times - once for as long as 22 seconds – and had a 30-minute one-on-one private talk. Then came the warm hug.

The first face-to-face meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae In, 65, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, 34, on Friday (April 27) was a friendly, relaxed affair that set the tone for the full day of talks between them.

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