What Happened at the Historic Koreas Summit?
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FEATURING CHRISTINE AHN – Images of the heads of state of the two Koreas meeting over the weekend at a historic summit were cause for celebration. South Korea’s Moon Jae In and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un stepped toward one another across from the official border in the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) where the summit was held. The two smiled warmly for cameras as they held hands and walked, offering the perfect photo opportunity for peace in the region.
At stake is North Korea’s intentions for denuclearization, and South Korea’s military dependence on the United States for protection. The summit has now paved the way for a historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un which Trump tweeted could take place in the same location as the weekend summit.
Meanwhile Moon Jae In has gone as far as suggesting Trump be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing the two Koreas together even though it was Moon himself who is credited for the diplomatic work that has led to this moment.
Christine Ahn, founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.