Trump becomes first president to set foot on North Korean soil

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HISTORIC: President Trump described crossing the border into North Korea as “a great honour” CREDIT: Shutterstock


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DONALD Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean soil.

The US leader shook the hand of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a symbolic meeting on Sunday in the Demilitarized Zone which divides the Korean Peninsula. Mr Trump then briefly stepped into North Korea.

Both men then crossed back to the South Korean side of the border.

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“Stepping across that line was a great honour”, Trump said at a short news conference with Kim.

“It’s a great day for the world,” he continued.

“This meeting is a symbol of separation between South and the North and a reminder of the unfortunate past… Meeting in such place shows that we are willing to put an end to the unfortunate past and also open a new future,” Kim said.

This was the third time Trump and Kim Jong-un have met. It follows the US president’s surprise offer while attending a G20 summit in Japan.

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