DMZ: Donald Trump steps into North Korea with Kim Jong Un
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just shook hands at the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the border that separates the two Koreas.
This is the first time the two leaders have met since their February summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, which ended abruptly without an agreement.
Earlier today, Trump had hinted that a third summit might be on the cards.
US President Donald Trump has made history becoming the first sitting US president to step foot on North Korean soil. Trump crossed over the demarcation line separating North and South Korea at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Only two former presidents have made visits to North Korea: Jimmy Carter, in June 1994, Bill Clinton in August 2009, and Carter again in August 2010. Both visited after they had left office.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived at the Joint Security Area on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, where US President Donald Trump arrived himself a few minutes ago.
Trump and Kim's meeting comes after Trump issued an open invitation via Twitter yesterday, while attending the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.
US President Donald Trump has walked out into the Joint Security Area, walking toward the line that separates the Koreas, while Kim Jong Un walks towards him from the other direction.
North Korean security guards and members of the US Secret Service can be seen inspecting the area around where US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to meet shortly. Neither Trump or Kim has yet been seen in the open at the DMZ.
US President Trump has arrived at the Joint Security Area, also known as the Truce Village or Panmunjom, along the border between North and South Korea.
The location is where South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018.
Presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in have been at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) for an hour, but so far there's been no sign of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
It's still unclear so far exactly where Trump and Kim will be meeting at the DMZ.
The US troops at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) just gifted US President Donald Trump with a jacket that bears the names of the military commands stationed in South Korea.
"We have a small token of appreciation and recognition of your visit here to the Republic of Korea. We are thankful for your leadership. You and President Moon, and all that you do for the ROC-US alliance. We have a small token of appreciation. Everyone knows you're a golfer. There are some golfers in the room. So we got you -- we are hopeful, I know you get a lot of gifts, but we're hoping that this one is one that might find some utility for you on the golf courses," said a US officer.
"We hope that when you wear this on the golf course, you think about strength and the very nature of our alliance."
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump are speaking to US and South Korean troops at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) right now.
"I'd like to thank you for your dedication. You are standing at the forefront, where you are safeguarding peace and freedom of the republic of Korea. This is the first time in history the President of the Republic of Korea and President of the United States have visited the demilitarized zone. Then today, this afternoon we have a more dramatic event that awaits us. And I'd like to thank President Trump for making such a bold decision. And now, the joint security area has been transformed from a symbol of confrontation and hostility to a symbol of peace. And all of you are actually witnesses to this great change," said Moon.
Trump said he was happy to see the troops, saying they looked "healthy and strong."