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The President of South Korea met with the head of the Parliament of the DPRK and the sister of the country's leader

10.02.2018 165 просмотров

President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in on Saturday held a meeting with the delegation of the DPRK, which includes, in particular, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (Parliament) Kim Yong-nam and the sister of the country's leader Kim Jong-un - Kim Yo-jong.


According to Yonhap News Agency, the negotiations lasted about three hours and ended after 14:00 local time (08:00 Moscow time).
The content of the negotiations was not reported. Lunch is scheduled after them. This is the first such meeting between representatives of the leadership of the two countries since 2007.

Before it began, the South Korean president in his greeting asked the representatives of the DPRK delegation whether it was hard for them to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Pyeongchang because of the cold weather . "Everything was in order, Mr. President, because you took care of everything," Kim Yo-jong replied to him.

A delegation of 22 people from the DPRK arrived in the Republic of Korea on February 9th. Moon Jae-in has already been in contact with its representatives at the gala banquet before the opening ceremony of the Games, which was also attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Vice President Michael Pence.

Pyongyang. The parties agreed to send a delegation of officials and artists from the DPRK to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and then the IOC agreed on the participation of North Korean athletes in them. In parallel, Seoul and Washington have rescheduled the annual Foal Eagle military maneuvers and Key Resolve exercises, which have consistently irritated Pyongyang.

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Photo: REUTERS/Korea Poo

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