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N.Korean delegation s S.Korea visit meaningful: Pyongyang media

Monday - February 12, 2018 10:38 am , Category : WORLD
 N.Korean delegation s S.Korea visit meaningful: Pyongyang media
N.Korean delegation s S.Korea visit meaningful: Pyongyang media

Seoul Feb 12 (IANS) North Korean state media on Monday said its high-level delegation s trip to South Korea was "meaningful" and it improved stalled inter-Korean relations.



The North s delegation led by its ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam returned home late Sunday after a three-day visit to the South for the ongoing PyeongChang Winter Olympics reports Yonhap News Agency.

Kim Yo-jong the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivered her brother s letter to President Moon Jae-in which includes an invitation to Pyongyang at an early date.

"The latest trip by the high-level delegation served as an important occasion in improving relations between North and South Korea and setting up an environment for peace on the Korean Peninsula " the Rodong Sinmun the official newspaper of North Korea said in a report.

The two Koreas have engaged in a flurry of sports diplomacy since Kim Jong-un extended a rare olive branch to Seoul in his New Year s Day message vowing to send a delegation to the Games.

Kim Jong-un s invitation to Moon raises prospects for the first inter-Korean summit in more than 10 years. The two Koreas held summits in 2000 and 2007.

The newspaper said that a jet carrying the North s delegation called Chammae-2 arrived at an airport in Pyongyang around 10.40. p.m. on Sunday.

Seoul s unification ministry said the government will work to make the recent improvement in inter-Korean relations lead to dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang.

--IANS
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