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Kim Jong Un Meets High-Level Delegation

Kim Jong poses for a commemorative photo in central Pyongyang on February 12, 2018. Also in this photo are members of the country’s high-level delegation to South Korea:(L-R) WPK Vice Chairman and National Sports Guidance Commission Chairman Choe Hwi, SPA Presidium President Kim Yong Nam, Personal Secretariat Deputy Director and WPK Propaganda and Agitation Senior Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong and Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country and WPK United Front Department Deputy Director Ri Son Gwon (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the KPA

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) held a meeting in central Pyongyang on February 12 (Monday) with members of the high-level DPRK delegation that visited ROK to attend the opening of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.  Attending the meeting were Personal Secretariat Deputy Director and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Propaganda and Agitation Department Senior Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong [Kim Yo’-cho’ng], Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President Kim Yong Nam [Kim Yo’ng-nam],WPK Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations and National Sports Guidance Commission Chairman Choe Hwi [Ch’oe Hwi], WPK Vice Chairman for the United Front [South Korean Affairs] Kim Yong Chol [Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l], Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country [f.k.a. Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland] and WPK United Front Department [UFD] Deputy Director Ri Son Gwon [Ri Son-kwon], WPK Organization Guidance Department Director Jo Yong Won [Cho Yo’ng-wo’n] and support staff who traveled with the delegation.

Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Kim Yong Nam in central Pyongyang on February 12, 2018. Also in attendance is WPK Vice Chairman for South Korean Affairs Kim Yong Chol (Photo: KCNA).

Jong Un “highly appreciated the efforts of the members of the delegation and other suite members” and shook hands with them.  Kim Yong Nam “made the detailed report on the activities of the delegation including its participation in the opening ceremony of the 23rd Olympics and visit to Ch’o’ngwadae.”  Kim Yo Jong “who activated at the special instruction of Kim Jong Un” made “the detailed report on her contacts with the south side’s high-level figures such as President Moon Jae In [Mun Chae-in] and the south side’s intention and movement of the US side and others which she grasped through her activities.”

Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (2nd L) and Kim Yo Jong (C) enter a meeting room at Ch’o’ngwadage (The Blue House) on February 10, 2018. Also in attendance (right) is Personal Secretariat Deputy Director Kim Chang Son (Photo: Yonhap).

Kim Jong Un “expressed satisfaction” over the reports and said that “very impressive were the features of the south side which specially prioritized the visit of the members of the DPRK side who took part in the Winter Olympics including the high-level delegation making their possible and sincere efforts for the former’s convenience and activities and expressed thanks for them.”

Kim Yo Jong delivers a report during a meeting between Kim Jong Un and a high level delegation that visited South Korea for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony (Photo: KCNA).

He noted that “it is important to continue making good results by further livening up the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue created by the strong desire and common will of the north and the south with the Winter Olympics as a momentum.”  Jong Un “set forth in detail the orientation of the improvement of the north-south relations” and he issued “important instructions to the relevant field to take practical measures for it.”

After the meeting wrapped up, Kim Jong Un posed for commemorative photos with the DPRK’s high-end delegation.

Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President and WPK Political Bureau Presidium Member Kim Yong Nam salutes an honor guard of the three service branches of the KPA at Pyongyang Airport on February 11, 2018. Also seen (background, left) is Kim Yo Jong (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Photo arrays of the high-level DPRK delegation’s visit to South published on the front pages of the February 10 and February 11, 2018 editions of the WPK Central Committee’s daily newspaper Rodong Sinmun

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