Pyeongchang, South Korea – The president of South Korea was invited to travel to North Korea, following a formal invitation from the leader of this country, Kim Jong Un, in what could be the first meeting between leaders of South Korea. both countries since 2007.
The invitation, presented to the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, by Kim’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, was delivered during a historic meeting between officials from South Korea and North Korea at the Presidential Palace in Seoul East Saturday, said the spokesman of the presidency of South Korea, Kim Eui-kyeom.
The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, on the left, greets North Korean chief negotiator Ri Son Gwon, while Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, observes them on the right during a meeting on Saturday at the Seoul Presidential Palace.
The meeting on Saturday, the most important diplomatic meeting between the two sides in more than a decade, could be overcome in the event that Moon accepts Kim’s invitation to visit Pyongyang later this year.
Moon responded to the invitation by suggesting that both countries “must achieve this by creating the right conditions,” adding that talks between North Korea and the United States are also necessary, and calling on North Korea to be more active in talking to the United States, Kim said. Eui-kyeom
Kim’s trip marks the first time that a member of the ruling dynasty of North Korea visits South Korea since the Korean War, which came to an end with an armistice in 1953.