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S Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking N Korean delegation

According to the Prime Minister's Office , Lee hosted the luncheon from noon at a hotel in eastern Seoul. reports Xinhua news agency.

Reported by: PTI, Seoul [ Updated: February 11, 2018 11:23 IST ]
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak Yon (right) shakes
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak Yon (right) shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Sunday hosted a lunch for the high-ranking North Korean delegation, including Kim Jong-un's younger sister.

According to the Prime Minister's Office , Lee hosted the luncheon from noon at a hotel in eastern Seoul. reports Xinhua news agency.

Attending the luncheon were Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un's sister who serves as the first vice director of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea and Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme Peoples Assembly who is leading the ranking delegation.

Choe Hwi, chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, also attended the lunch meeting.

Participants from the South Korean side were Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Do Jong-hwan and 10 other government, parliamentary officials and experts.

The four North Korean delegates, who came to South Korea on Friday and attended the opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics, met South Korean President Moon Jae-in Saturday at the presidential complex.

Kim Yo-jong delivered the Kim Jong-un's invitation for Moon to visit Pyongyang.

The delegation is scheduled to watch a concert in Seoul, performed by the visiting North Korean art troupe consisted of 140 artists, together with President Moon, before returning home later in the day.

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