Seoul / On Saturday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in Seoul with Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and other members of the high-level delegation from North Korea who attended the day before. to the opening in PyeongChang Olympic Games.
The meeting, followed by a luncheon, began around 11.00 local time (02.00 GMT) at the presidential palace in Seoul, a spokesperson for the president’s office told EFE.
The delegation, which arrived yesterday in South Korea to attend the opening of the Winter Olympics, was headed by the honorary president of the North, Kim Yong-nam, the highest ranking official ever to go to the South, and composed for a total of 22 members.
It is a historic meeting since Kim Yo-jong is the first member of the Kim dynasty to set foot on South Korean territory and the two previous inter-Korean summits, in which the top leaders of both countries participated, were held in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007.
In addition to the leader’s sister and the honorary president of North Korea, Choe Hwi, the meeting was attended as part of the North Korean delegation by the chairman of the National Sports Planning Committee and Ri Son-gwon, who heads the body that manages relations inter-Korean
It is not ruled out that during the meeting the North Korean representatives have transferred to the South Korean president some message of Kim Jong-un or even an invitation to attend a summit in Pyongyang.
The fact that Pyongyang has sent a figure of confidence of the supreme leader has been highly valued by Seoul, who considers that this delegation “shows the will of the North to improve relations” in the scenario of détente for the Games, where the two Koreas paraded together during the inauguration. (February 10, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)
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