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Presidents of North and South Korea visit sacred volcano Mount Paektu

Sep 20, 2018 13:25 IST
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have visited a crater lake atop a volcano considered sacred in North Korea on the last day of Moon’s visit for summit talks on the nuclear standoff and other inter-Korean affairs. Dressed in long black coats and accompanied by their wives, Kim and Moon raised their grasped hands while posing in front of the lake at Mount Paektu on Thursday. The leaders rode together in a cable car to reach the lake. Moon says relations between the rivals should improve so that more South Koreans can visit the volcano. Kim says Mount Paektu has become a “subject of yearning” for South Koreans and Koreans living abroad. Moon plans to return to the South later on Thursday.