>> Korean leaders made history at the border on Friday. Supreme leader Kim Jong-un shook hands with President Moon Jae-in, kicking off the first summit between the two countries in more than ten years. Kim then stepped across a military demarcation line, becoming the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War in the 1950s.
Kim then surprised Moon by inviting him to do the same, posing for pictures on the North Korean side before crossing back. The meeting is aimed at ending a conflict that goes all the way back to the war.>>
>> And easing tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
Kim stopped to sign a guest book at the venue for the talks, writing, a new history starts now. The leader recently surprised the world by announcing he was dismantling the country's only known nuclear test site. But there is still plenty of skepticism among experts. Some question whether Kim is ready to abandon the hard earned nuclear arsenal his country has developed, and defended, for decades.
The neighbors are expected to release a joint statement on Friday that could hit at a strategy for denuclearization and peace on the Korean peninsula. North and South Korea are still technically at war because the Korean War ended in a truce, not in a peace treaty. Meanwhile, the United States is watching the summit with interest.
President Donald Trump has his own meeting with Kim lined up in May or June. The White House says it's hopeful that the talks will help create peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula.