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Kim Jong-un Gifts Two Dogs To South Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has received a gift of two white hunting dogs from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The two native North Korean Pungsan dogs, one male and one female, will become residents of the presidential palace, Moon's office said on Sunday.

The dogs, who are both about one year old and have been named Songgang and Gomi, were delivered to the border village of Panmunjom on Thursday.

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One-year-old Songgang is a male. Image: AP

Moon's office said Kim had suggested the gift of the two Pungsans when the two leaders met earlier in September in Pyongyang.

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The leaders met just north of the heavily militarised border. Source: Korea Blue House

Moon is known to be an animal lover and already owns a Pungsan, as well as a dog he adopted from an animal shelter after he took office in May last year.

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One-year-old Gomi is a female. Image: AP

North and South Korea hailed "a new era of peace" in April after their leaders agreed to pursue a set of historic goals, including a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and an official end to the Korean War.

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