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South, North Korea Celebrate Anniversary of Landmark Summit


A North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea to mark the sixth anniversary of a landmark summit between the two sides.

A large group of cheering South Koreans greeted about 140 North Korean government officials and civilians Wednesday, in the southern city of Gwangju.

About 30,000 South Koreans are expected to take part in the opening celebration later today at the city's World Cup stadium.

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's meeting in 2000 was the first summit between the two sides since the Korean war ended in a cease fire in 1953.

That meeting led to a series of inter-Korean agreements and projects.

The former South Korean president won a Nobel Peace Prize for the 2000 summit, and his numerous other efforts to promote peace on the divided peninsula.

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