May 16, 2021

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Three years after meeting Kim Jong Un, South Korean president calls for talks

North Korea said nothing as top officials in Seoul celebrated the moment both countries signed a 2018 agreement

Three years ago today, all eyes were on the Korean Peninsula as South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom. On Tuesday — the anniversary of this historic event — Moon emphasized that it’s time to resume talks with Pyongyang.

The 2018 summit meeting between Moon and Kim left iconic photos of the two hugging and smiling for the cameras -- and it led to a milestone Panmunjom Declaration in which the two sides agreed to bring denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.