North Korea thanks the South for its 'impressive' effort

The delegation, led by his sister Kim Yo Jong, returned home from the games in South Korea

North Korea thanks the South for its 'impressive' effort

The delegation, led by his sister Kim Yo Jong, returned home from the games in South Korea

13 February 2018 Tuesday 06:58
North Korea thanks the South for its 'impressive' effort

By Azania Post Reporter

In a rare comment by a North Korean leader to thank his Southern adversary, Kim Jong Un has praised South Korean “impressive” efforts in hosting his country’s delegation during the Winter Olympics.

The delegation, led by his sister Kim Yo Jong, returned home from the games in South Korea.

State media outlet KCNA said Kim had thanked the South for “prioritizing” their visit to the games.

His country’s attendance has been loaded as a step towards warming in relations between the two Koreas.

There have also been concerns that it has helped North Korea to gain a propaganda victory.

"After receiving the delegation's report, Kim Jong-un expressed satisfaction over it," KCNA reported.

It said Kim had been impressed by "the features of the south side, which especially prioritized the visit of the members of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea... and expressed thanks for them".

Ms. Kim and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam made up the most senior delegation from the North to visit the South since the Korean War in the 1950s.

Kim had on Saturday invited the South's President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for talks. If the summit takes place, it will be the first meeting in more than a decade between Korean leaders.

The invitation came as ties between the two Koreas appear to be warming.

However, Pyongyang's continuing nuclear ambitions hang over any attempts to bring the countries closer together.

North Korea is subject to a raft of sanctions from the US, the UN, and the EU, which were imposed in response to its ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests.

Azania Post

Updated: 13.02.2018 10:42
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