DPRK high-level delegation concludes ROK visit
2018-02-12 09:38:00

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s high-level delegation left the Republic of Korea (ROK) to return home on Sunday, Yonhap reports. The DPRK delegation met with ROK President Moon Jae-in four times during the historic three-day visit. One of the meetings resulted in a personal invitation for Moon to visit Pyongyang, delivered by Kim Yo Jong.

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, and his special envoy, was in town for many of the cultural events at the beginning of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Kim Yo Jong and DPRK's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam were present at a concert performed by the Samjiyon Orchestra from Pyongyang.

DPRK leader's sister and special envoy, Kim Yo Jong, and DPRK's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam, sat with ROK President Moon Jae-in at a concert in Seoul by the Samjiyon Orchestra from Pyongyang, February 11, 2018. /VCG Photo

On Saturday, the DPRK delegation paid a visit to Moon at the presidential Blue House. During the talk with Moon, Kim Yo Jong verbally delivered the personal invitation from her brother – Kim Jong Un–who said he wants to meet Moon "in the near future" and would like for Moon to visit Pyongyang "at his earliest convenience."

In response Moon said that he hopes that the right conditions can be created so that the proposed visit can take place.

Later in the day, Moon and the DPRK delegation also jointly attended the opening match of the unified women's ice hockey team comprised of athletes from the North and the South.

Earlier on Sunday, Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam had lunch with ROK Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, an opportunity to discuss the invitation for Moon to visit the DPRK.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram