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Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President as both sides aim for a ‘reconciliatory mood’ 

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has invited the President of South Korea Moon Jae-In to North Korean capital Pyongyang for a summit. South Korean President has responded to the offer positively as reported by Korean Joongang Daily.

Kim Yo-jong, the sister of the North Korean leader, delivered Kim Jong-un’s letter and a verbal invitation to Moon on behalf of her brother during a three-hour meeting at the presidential residence in Seoul on Saturday, according to the Blue House.

“I am willing to meet with President Moon in the near future,” Kim Yo-jong quoted Kim Jong-un as saying, according to presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom. “I request you visit North Korea at your earliest convenience.”

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According to the spokesman, Moon replied, “Let’s create the conditions and hold the summit.” The South Korean president met with a delegation of North Koreans who were in the country for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

They discussed a wide range of issues concerning inter-Korean relations in an amicable mood, according to the Blue House. Moon in particular made a strong push for direct dialogue between North Korea and the United States.

“For the sake of advancing relations between the two Koreas, it is imperative for the North and the United States to talk soon,” Moon was quoted as saying by his spokesman.

The two sides agreed that they must maintain a reconciliatory mood on the peninsula after the Winter Olympics and invigorate talks and cooperative exchanges between the two Koreas.


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