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[Breaking] Kim inspects SK honor guard

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un began the official proceedings of the day-long summit meeting, with the two leaders inspecting the South Korean military honor guard at 9:34 a.m. 


(Cheong Wa Dae)
(Cheong Wa Dae)
(Cheong Wa Dae)
(Cheong Wa Dae)
(Cheong Wa Dae)
(Cheong Wa Dae)


Moon and Kim met at the Military Demarcation Line at 9:29 a.m., and walked to the plaza outside the Peace House escorted by South Korea’s traditional ceremonial guard.

This is the first time a North Korean leader has reviewed the South’s military honor guard. According to Cheong Wa Dae, the event -- contested by some -- was arranged in light of the fact that late presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun inspected the North’s honor guard during their visit to Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007, respectively.

By Choi He-suk (cheesuk@heraldcorp.com)
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