South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the acceptance of global inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.
Moon, meanwhile, achieved an important objective by securing concessions from Kim related to limiting his country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Later on Wednesday, Moon's delegation will tour the Mansudae Art Studio, the North's largest producer of art where state artists build statues and produce propaganda at a sprawling complex in Pyongyang. The talks are expected to be followed by a joint statement and a news conference, Moon's office said.
According to the spokesman, they will take a flight from Sunan International Airport to Samjiyon Airport near the mountain and ride a bus to a stop halfway up the mountain, before switching to a track vehicle to reach the peak.
First lady Kim Jung-sook will accompany Moon, but it is yet unknown whether Kim Jong-un's wife Ri Sol-ju will also travel to the mountain on the North Korean border with China.
While it is the first trip to the North Korean capital in a decade by a leader from the South, it is Mr Moon's third meeting with Kim Jong-un since their historic summit in April. "It is a very meaningful achievement".
Those U.S. steps could include an end-of-war declaration, South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, told reporters.
Mr Moon's meeting with President Trump may pave the way for a second Trump-Kim summit meeting, allowing the United States and North Korea to work through the current logjam in the denuclearisation process. Follow-up meetings between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials failed to produce concrete results and Pyongyang quickly returned to its bombastic anti-American rhetoric.
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The two leaders also agreed to establish "buffer zones" along their land and sea borders to prevent the danger of accidental clashes.
The neighbors have already agreed to withdraw some guard posts and equipment, in a bid to transform the world's most heavily fortified border into a no-weapons area. "By creating the Korean Peninsula as a permanent space for peace, we will be able to return the normality of our lives".
Following the statement, the U.S. will have much to mull as Pompeo prepares to host a UN Security Council meeting on North Korean denuclearization on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY on September 27. Seoul officials said they did not expect any specific joint economic projects to be agreed given worldwide sanctions.
Kim's late father, Kim Jong Il, had promised reciprocal visits when South Korean leaders visited him in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
North Korea is believed to have earned hundreds of millions of dollars by skirting layers of U.N. Security Council sanctions dating back to 2006, the year of its first nuclear test, trading in banned minerals and weapons.
The Olympic games have previously been to the Korean peninsula, all in the South.