Monday 22 October 2018

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to meeting in Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in receives a letter from Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, at the presidential house in Seoul (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in receives a letter from Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, at the presidential house in Seoul (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)

South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited President Moon Jae-in for a summit meeting in the North.

Mr Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Mr Kim's sister verbally delivered his offer during a lunch meeting with Mr Moon at Seoul's presidential palace.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Kim Yo Jong, left, sister of North (Kim Ju-Sung/AP)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Kim Yo Jong, left, sister of North (Kim Ju-Sung/AP)

The spokesman said Mr Moon replied that the North and South should continue to work to build conditions so that a summit can take place.

The spokesman said Mr Moon also called for a quick resumption of dialogue between the United States and North Korea.

Mr Moon's office says Mr Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, came to the South as his special envoy.

Press Association

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