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#Indonesia invites #NorthKorea's #KimJongUn to #AsianGames

#Indonesia invites #NorthKorea's #KimJongUn to #AsianGames

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - A team of Indonesian officials visited North Korea this week to extend an invitation from President Joko Widodo to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend the Asian Games opening ceremony in Jakarta in August, Indonesia's National Police said. Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Puan Maharani was accompanied by several other Indonesian government and police representatives on the visit to Pyongyang, according to a news release issued by the National Police late on Monday (July 30). "The main reason for us coming (to Pyongyang) is to convey an official invitation to the President of North Korea to attend the Asian Games Opening Ceremony on August 18," Ms Puan was quoted as saying in the release. Ms Puan and the Indonesian delegates met Mr Kim Yong Nam, the nominal head of state and president of the Presidium of the Supreme Peop...

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