Seoul, June 23 (KCNA Correspondent) — President of south Korea Roh Moo Hyun Thursday met the north side’s delegation led by Kwon Ho Ung, chief councilor of the DPRK Cabinet, attending the 15th north-south ministerial talks.
On hand were Minister of Unification Jong Tong Yong who is chief delegate of the south side’s delegation and other officials concerned of the south side.
The president noted he felt thankful to Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission Kim Jong Il for receiving his special envoy and his party that participated in the June 15 grand festival for reunification and saying meaningful words related to the development of the inter-Korean relations.
Saying that Kim Jong Il’s reception of his special envoy has brought the talks to a success, Roh underscored the need for the south and the north to advance together towards prosperity and overcome the division.
The president asked the head of the delegation to convey his regards to Kim Jong Il.
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