North Korea's state media said Monday its high-level delegation has made a "meaningful" trip to South Korea that improved stalled inter-Korean relations.
The North's delegation led by its ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam returned home late Sunday after a three-day visit to the South for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong-un, delivered her brother's letter to President Moon Jae-in, which includes an invitation to Pyongyang at an early date.
"The latest trip by the high-level delegation served as an important occasion in improving relations between North and South Korea, and setting up an environment for peace on the Korean Peninsula," the state-run radio station reported.
The two Koreas have engaged in a flurry of sports diplomacy since Kim Jong-un extended a rare olive branch to Seoul in his New Year's Day message, vowing to send a delegation to the Games.
Kim's invitation of Moon raises prospects for the first inter-Korean summit in more than 10 years. The two Koreas held summits in 2000 and 2007.
Liberal President Moon called for efforts to create conditions necessary for a possible summit, stressing the need for the North to resume dialogue with the United States, according to his office Cheong Wa Dae.
|This photo, taken Feb. 10, 2018, shows President Moon Jae-in (C), Kim Yo-jong (L), the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and Kim Yong-nam, the North's ceremonial head of state, before holding talks with the North's high-level delegation. (Yonhap)|
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