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S.Korea confirms DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un's health

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 10:40, October 05, 2014

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct. 5 -- South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-Jae said senior leader from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yang-Gon told him Saturday that there was no problem with DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un's health, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday.

Ryoo said in a TV program of KBS that Kim Yang-Gon told him about this privately when they were heading for the car during DPRK's highest-ranking delegation's visit to Incheon on Saturday.

The minister said that he can make sure Kim Jong-Un's health condition was really stable according to Kim Yang-Gon's tone.

He also said that Hwang Pyong-So, vice chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission and director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, sent Kim Jong-Un's 'warm regards'to South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Saturday.

The DPRK delegation arrived in Incheon on Saturday morning to attend the closing ceremony of the 17th Asian Games, marking the highest-level meeting between South Korea and the DPRK since President Park Geun-Hye took office in February 2013.

The DPRK delegation is headed by Hwang Pyong-So and Hwang was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae and Kim Yang Gon, secretaries of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

During their visit, the three held talks with South Korean officials, including top presidential security advisor Kim Kwan- Jin and Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-Jae.

The officials of both sides agreed to hold the second round of high-level talks between late October and early November whenever South Korea feels comfortable.

The DPRK delegation left for Pyongyang after the ceremony at around 10 p.m. on Saturday.



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