North and South Korean leaders hold historic summit: Highlights
Around 2,000 journalists are gathered at a media center in Ilsan, South Korea to cover the summit.
The room was tense as the journalists massed inside the Kintex Conference Center waited for their first sight of Kim Jong Un.
An audible gasp ran through the room as Kim walked down the steps towards the military demarcation line, followed by a loud cheers and applause from South Koreans in the room as the historic handshake took place and Kim stepped onto the south side.
A crowd of people gathered at Seoul station to take in the summit, many taking photos of the moment Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in shook hands. when Kim crossed the military demarcation line, people applauded and wowed.
Ji Kwang-jin, seen in the yellow shirt in the above photo, told CNN he was happy to see such a positive reaction.
"I came here to just watch the moment along with the other people since it's a historical moment I wanted to be with the public the moment I watch it," he said.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in each delivered opening remarks with the press present in the meeting room.
This is some of what they said, according to the official translation provided by the South Korean government.
Seoul gave the room where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in will meet.
The room underwent a dramatic makeover and was redecorated with symbolic tidbits throughout.
The normal rectangular table has been replaced by an oval one. Moon's office hopes the shape will encourage the summit's participants to talk candidly.
Other design features focus on the shared history between the two countries, including incorporating elements of a Hanok, a traditional Korean house.
Here's what it looks like:
After entering the Peace House for the inter-Korean summit, Kim Jong Un wrote in the guest book "a new history begins now" and "an age of peace, at the starting point of history."
Moon's office posted a picture of Kim's message.
The White House has issued a statement on the Moon-Kim meeting:
The pomp and circumstances of the initial encounter has concluded. Kim, Moon and their delegations are now retreating to the meeting room for a quick chat before serious talks get underway.
The talks are taking place at the Peace House, located in what's known as either the Truce Village, the Joint Security Area (JSA) or Panmunjom. The Peace House is in the only part of the DMZ where troops from the two Koreas stand off face-to-face.
Kim Jong Un has entered the Peace House on the southern side of the demilitarized zone, where the summit meetings will take place, and signed the guestbook.