February 10, 2018 / 7:01 AM / in 6 months

North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North - president's office

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang “at an early date”, the presidential Blue House in Seoul said on Saturday, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks with President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Young Nam and Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, during their meeting at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, February 10, 2018. Yonhap via REUTERS

Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who is visiting South Korea to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, delivered her brother’s personal invitation during a meeting with Moon at the Blue House, a presidential spokesman said.

Moon suggested the two Koreas “make it happen” by creating conditions necessary for him to accept the invitation, the spokesman told a news briefing.

A visit by Moon to the North would enable the first summit between leaders from the two Koreas since 2007.

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin in SEOUL and Soyoung Kim in PYEONGCHANG, South Korea; Editing by Paul Tait

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