US President Donald Trump has shared a symbolic handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the heavily fortified zone dividing the two Koreas.

Mr Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea after meeting Mr Kim at the demilitarised zone (DMZ).

Critics have dismissed it as pure political theatre, but others say it could set the scene for future talks.

Their last summit ended abruptly with no progress on denuclearisation talks.

What happened at the DMZ?

The leaders, in their third face-to-face encounter in just over a year, met at the tense area that has divided the peninsula since the Korean War ended in 1953.

In a meeting apparently arranged after Mr Trump invited Mr Kim on Twitter, they shook hands across the demarcation line before Mr Trump briefly crossed into North Korean territory, a symbolic milestone in the diplomacy between the two countries.

Numerous previous US presidents have visited the 1953 armistice line between the Koreas, largely in a show of US support for the South.

But Mr Trump changed the optics of the visit, eschewing binoculars and a bomber jacket for a business suit. His meeting with Mr Kim, and the footsteps into North Korea made history.

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