N. Korea’s Kim Lauds South’s Hospitality

N. Korea’s Kim Lauds South’s HospitalityN. Korea’s Kim Lauds South’s Hospitality

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised the welcome the South gave his sister and said it was important to build on the Olympics-driven momentum for dialogue on the divided peninsula. Kim’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong—one of his closest confidantes—was part of the nuclear-armed North’s diplomatic delegation to the Games that made worldwide headlines, AFP reported. Kim Jong Un met the delegation on Monday after it returned to Pyongyang, the official KCNA news agency reported. It indirectly cited Kim as saying it was important to enhance “the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” created by the Winter Olympics—which for months the North refused to say whether it would attend. He gave instructions for “practical measures” to do so, it added, without giving details. The South’s appreciation of the North’s presence and the welcome it gave its representatives were “impressive”, he said, thanking Seoul for its “sincere efforts”.


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