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Pyongyang Offers Presidential Summit to Seoul; Seen as Constructive

Featured Pyongyang Offers Presidential Summit to Seoul; Seen as Constructive
Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un''s invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to have a summit in Pyongyang has been highlighted as a positive, constructive offer, but Seoul conditioned it to North Koreans resuming dialogue with the U.S. first.
The offer was confirmed by South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom at a press briefing. While delivering a letter from Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang's special envoy Kim Yo-jong said Moon can visit the North at a time convenient to him, adding he 'is willing to meet President Moon Jae-in at the earliest date possible.

Kim's younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, who traveled to the South carried and delivered the written message.

Moon's spokesman said the president's response to the invitation was: 'Let us make it happen by creating the necessary conditions in the future'. However, the South Korean president mentioned the need for the North to resume its dialogue with the United States.

'An early resumption of dialogue between the United States and the North is needed also for the development of the South-North Korean relationship,' Moon said, according to his spokesman.

Kim Yo-jong arrived at Incheon International Airport on a private jet along with North Korea's ceremonial head of state, on Friday. The last member of the Kim family to enter South Korea was Kim Il-sung, North Korea's founder, in 1950, Chinese news agency Xinhua recalled.

Later on Saturday, Moon reportedly dismissed a call from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resume massive military exercises between Seoul and the US. According to Seoul's officials Moon turned down Abe's petition over sovereignty matter and considering it an 'intervention in our domestic affairs.'


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