When Kim Jong-un walks across the border into South Korea for Friday’s historic summit, the reclusive North Korean leader will be stepping into the full gaze of the world for a day laden with symbolic events.
Korea has been a single political entity controlling over Korean Peninsula until the end of World War II, when Soviet Union and United States each occupied northern and southern halves respectively. The division further leads to founding of today’s North Korea and South Korea. Tensions between two countries remain high as both parties want to bring a unified peninsula under its rule. Heavy military are still stationed at the border which runs along north of 38th parallel.