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Statement regarding North’s notification


Statement regarding North’s notification

June 12, 2019

o The North notified that it will deliver State Affairs Commission Chairman Kim Jong Un’s condolence message and flowers over the death of former First Lady Lee Hee-ho today(6.12) through the South-North Joint Liaison Office in Gaeseong.

o The North noted through a document that it “requests to meet with a representative with authority from the South at the North side of Panmunjeom, Tongilgak on June 12, 5 P.M.” to deliver Chairman Kim’s condolence message and flowers.

o In addition, the North stated in the document that “Kim Yo Jong, an executive of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea will be present (at Panmunjeom).”

o From the South side, Chung Eui-yong(Director of National Security of Cheong Wa Dae), Suh Ho(Vice Minister of Unification), and Park Jie-won(Vice Chair of Kim Dae Jung Peace Center and lawmaker of Democracy and Peace Party), representing the funeral committee of former First Lady Lee Hee-ho, will be present at Panmunjeom.

/Unofficial translation