On the last day of the visit, Archbishop Broglio will visit the Unification Ministry and the U.S. Embassy in Seoul before leaving the country.
A statement read: 'This marks the first time since the division that the soldiers of the North and South are peacefully crossing the military demarcation line'.
Sports officials from North and South Korea are set to meet and hold deliberations on Friday (December 14) on their joint bid to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics and field joint teams for the quadrennial event and other worldwide competitions.
Other groups of South Korean soldiers simultaneously visited 10 other North Korean guard posts.
Seoul's defence ministry said early Wednesday that South Korean inspectors will visit each of the guard posts on the North's side to verify their dismantlement and to ensure that all firearms and troops have been removed.
Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US; San Francisco JCC evacuated
Oncescu says email scams are nothing new but says the approach of the offenders responsible for these threats is concerning. Students were being kept inside for the rest of the school day after someone called in a bomb threat against the school.
South Korea's liberal president, Moon Jae-in, the driving force behind the current engagement effort, watched parts of the verification broadcast live at an underground bunker in Seoul.
As for North Korean events, the regime is now in the process of conducting an annual assessment of government operations and preparing for the seventh anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death.
Despite its name, the area around the DMZ is one of the most fortified places on earth, replete with minefields and barbed-wire fences.
In September, South Korea's president met Kim in Pyongyang and agreed to host him in Seoul before year's end, a move resisted by other North Korean leaders due to security concerns.
These talks are a part of a larger campaign by President Trump to get allies, especially Saudi Arabia, Japan and South Korea, to pay more for locally stationed United States forces.