North Korea’s invitation was delivered to President Moon by Kim Yo-jong, sister of Kim Jong-un, at the Winter Olympics
An Invitation from Kim Jong-un was delivered by his sister, Kim Yo-jong, who is part of the North's delegation at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
The South's President was wary of accepting the offer of talks. He implored the secretive regime to first engage in dialogue with the United States to “create the right conditions” for an inter-Korean summit.
Kim Yo-jong and Mike Pence, the US vice-president, did not speak as they watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang
No doubt, Mr Kim’s invitation leaves the door open for a third meeting of its kind between Korean leaders. It would be recalled that Kim Jong-il, Mr Kim’s father, met the presidents of South Korea in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007.
Speaking after delivering the invitation on her brother’s behalf, Ms Kim said:
“We want to see President Moon become a protagonist in opening a new chapter for reunification and leave great footprints in history.”