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N. Korean leader proposes inter-Korean summit with Moon

North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong-un has asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at the "earliest date" possible for what will be a third inter-Korean summit, Kim's sister told the South Korean leader Saturday.

In response, Moon apparently cited what needed to be done for an inter-Korean summit. "Let us make it happen by creating necessary conditions in the future," he was quoted as saying.

The invitation was delivered in a meeting between Moon and the North Korean leader's sister, Yo-jong.

Kim Yo-jong was earlier considered part of a high-level North Korean delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, but Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said she was here as a special envoy of the North Korean leader.

"While delivering a letter from Kim Jong-un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission, which contained his stated willingness to improve South-North Korea relations, special envoy Kim Yo-jong orally delivered Chairman Kim Jong-un's invitation (for Moon) to visit the North at a time convenient to him, saying he is willing to meet President Moon Jae-in at the earliest date possible," the spokeswman told a press briefing. (Yonhap)

Lee Sam-sun  edt@koreapost.com

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