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The Korea Moment 60 Years In The Making

For the first time in more than 60 years, the leader of North Korea has crossed the border into South Korea.

Kim Jong Un took the steps through the Korean Demilitarised Zone, the world's most heavily- armed border, to greet his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on the North's nuclear weapons on Friday.

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Kim said he was ready for "heartfelt, sincere and honest" talks with Moon on issues and that the Koreas must not repeat the past where they were "unable to fulfil our agreements".

Moon said there were high expectations surrounding the inter-Korean summit and that they produce an agreement that would please the people of Koreas and also "every peace-loving person in the world".

It's still not clear however whether the leaders can make any progress in closed-door talks on the nuclear issue.

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North Korea's nuclear and missile tests last year likely put it on the threshold of becoming a legitimate nuclear power.

The rogue nation claims it has already risen to that level.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appeared optimistically cautious about the historic meeting, but said there have been false starts in the past.

"That's why it's really important to maintain the pressure of the sanctions," he said on Friday.

Our Foreign Minister also cautious when speaking about the summit.

"We wait with anticipation the outcome of these talks," Julie Bishop said.

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