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The Joint Security Area – also known as the truce village of Panmunjeom – has historically been both a flashpoint and a key location for diplomacy between the two Koreas ever since their split in 1953
South and North Korea have agreed to take measures to ease military tensions on their border at a meeting in Pyongyang in September between President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un
The two leaders agree to hold family reunions on a regular basis, work towards joining up road and rail links, and mount a combined bid for the 2032 Olympics
The relatives burst into tears when a loudspeaker announcement in a banqueting hall at the North's scenic Mount Kumgang resort declared: 'The reunion is over.'
The latest conciliatory declarations cap a turbulent few days of diplomatic brinkmanship on the Korean Peninsula
(4th UPDATE) North and South Korea's leaders hold surprise talks on Saturday, May 26, to get a historic summit between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump back on track after a head-spinning series of twists and turns.
His visit comes as rumors fly over 3 US citizens being held in the North, with suggestions they may have been moved in preparation for a release
'The time-resetting is the first practical step taken after the historic third north-south summit meeting to speed up the process for the North and the South to become one,' says the official KCNA news agency
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Walking across the cement blocks that mark the border was 'so easy,' Kim Jong-Un says, making him wonder 'why it took so long to do so after 11 years,' referring to the last summit in Pyongyang in 2007
When Kim Jong-Un steps over the line, he will become the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War ended 65 years ago
Here are some key moments in the decades-long standoff between the two Koreas
Each will send a 3-member delegation to the border truce village of Panmunjeom for talks aimed at paving the way for a rare summit in late April