PYONGYANG — The North Korean leader have hosted a dinner with the delegation from South Korea which, according to the North’s official news agency KCNA, proceeded in a ‘compatriotic and sincere atmosphere’ and laid the ground for versatile dialogue and cooperation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his ‘firm will to vigorously advance’ inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, KCNA said on Tuesday.
“The Winter Olympics served as a very important occasion in demonstrating the stamina and prestige of our nation at home and abroad and providing a good atmosphere of reconciliation, unity and dialogue between the north and the south,” Kim Jong-un said, according to the KCNA.
A 10-member South Korean delegation led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong traveled to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, on Monday as per Reuters report.
Tensions between the two Koreas eased during the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea, where President Moon Jae-In hosted a high-level North Korean delegation.Follow @gorkhapost
World’s oldest person dies at 117 in Japan
TOKYO — The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.
An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January.
Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. Her town of Kikai is in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
An official in the southern Japanese town of Kikai said Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday night. She had been
Her town of Kikai is in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
She became the world’s oldest person seven months ago after the death of Violet Brown in Jamaica, also at the age of 117.
Guinness World Records certified 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka of northern Japan as the world’s oldest man earlier this month, and was planning to recognise Ms Tajima as the world’s oldest person.Follow @gorkhapost