>> It's a scene that would have seemed far-fetched a year ago. North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un shaking hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the border on Friday. A warm start to the first summit between the neighbors in more than ten years. The two took turns stepping into each other's countries, making Kim the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War.
The friendly atmosphere, a big contrast from last year when Kim's missiles and nuclear tests raised tensions across the border. The summit is aimed at ending the decades long conflict between the two countries who are still technically at war.>>
> I brought with a bit of difficulty.
>> South Korean official say Kim joked during the meeting that he was sorry for keeping Moon up with his late night missile tests and that he would be willing to travel to Seoul for future meetings. He even had a gift prepared.>>
I hope President Moon enjoys them.>> For his part, President Moon said he hoped the meeting would have concrete results.>> I hope we will be able to talk frankly and come to an agreement as a gift for the Koreans and people around the world who wish for peace.
During a break in talks, Kim was picked up in a black Mercedes and driven to the north side of the border.>> His car had to drive across a lawn because the truce area has no road linking the two sides. The North Korean leader recently took the world by surprised when he promised to dismantle the country's only known nuclear test sites.
But some experts are skeptical he would give up his nuclear weapons completely. The neighbours are due to release a joint statement after the meetings wrap up on Friday night.