10 Feb '18, 11pm

Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's president to North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae In to Pyongyang at the earliest possible date, raising hopes of the first bilateral summit between the two neighbours in a decade. Ms Kim Yo Jong, Mr Kim's younger sister, delivered the invitation at a three-hour meeting yesterday at the presidential Blue House, also attended by the North's ceremonial leader, Mr Kim Yong Nam. Ms Kim is the first member of North Korea's ruling dynasty to set foot in the South after the two sides separated following the Korean War in the early 1950s. Mr Moon replied to Ms Kim by calling for efforts "to create the necessary conditions" for such a visit, said a presidential spokesman. If the meeting takes place, it will be only the third - after meetings in 2000 and 2007 - between the leaders of the two countries since the Korean War. The two sides are still technicall...

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