North Korean leader invites South Korean leader to visit North whenever South Korean leader has the earliest opportunity.
Kim Yo-jong, North Korea's younger brother Kim Jong-un delivered the invitation at the meeting of the day Saturday (10/2) with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential palace.
"Let's convene the meeting by creating the necessary conditions in the future," South Korean leader Moon Jae-in said in response to the invitation.
South Korean political parties reacted variously to the invitation of the North. A spokesman for the ruling Democratic Party said a meeting with North Korea "creates an important momentum for" fostering peace on the Korean Peninsula. "
But opposition parties insist on caution and wonder about North Korea's real intent by conveying
Officially, Kim's sister was in South Korea as part of a high-level North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics.
However, a Yonhap news agency report said she was in South Korea as a "special envoy of Korean leaders North. "
Kim Yo-jong was the first member of the long-ruling family in the North to visit the South since the end of the 1950-1953 Korean War.
He was a senior member of the ruling Workers Party in the North and an important adviser to his brother . [gp]