Lee Hee-ho plans her next visit to Pyongyang

Home > National > Politics

print dictionary print

Lee Hee-ho plans her next visit to Pyongyang


Lee Hee-ho

Lee Hee-ho, widow of the late President Kim Dae-jung, is expected to make a four-day trip next month to North Korea, a visit expected to help improve ties between Seoul and Pyongyang.

A delegation from Lee’s nonprofit organization, the Kim Dae-jung Peace Center, met with North Korean officials in Kaesong on Monday as a follow-up to on-going talks on Lee’s visit to Pyongyang.

The two sides agreed that the 92-year-old former first lady will make a visit to North Korea from Aug. 5 to 8 via plane, rather than car as initially proposed.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recommended that Lee travels by plane, “taking into consideration her age and health,” said former Culture Minister Kim Sung-jae, head of the Kim Dae-jung Peace Center.

However, he did not specify if Lee would be able to meet with the North Korean leader during the visit in August.

BY SARAH KIM [kim.sarah@joongang.co.kr]

More in Politics

Six senior aides offer to resign, in latest Blue House shake-up

Poll shows DP, UFP in a dead heat

Lawmaker wears dress to Assembly, controversy ensues

Former Channel A reporter charged in blackmail case

Legislation passed to help launch new investigations office

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now