South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his almost 200 member delegation have completed their first day of summit talks in Pyongyang, North Korea. While it’s the third face-to-face meeting between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this year, this inter-Korean summit also celebrated a number of firsts, according to South Korean spokesman Yoon Young-chan.
Yoon told reporters Tuesday’s events marked the first time Kim Jong Un has opened a summit in Pyongyang. The military band, he added, welcomed the South Korean delegation with music usually reserved for the upper echelon of North Korea’s leadership.
It was also a first when Moon and Kim walked along the red carpet at Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport and the South Korean leader inspected North Korean troops.