Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea(WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, received the members of a special envoy delegation of the south Korean President Moon Jae In who visited Pyongyang on Wednesday at the building of the headquarters of the WPK Central Committee.
Glad to meet Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae, So Hun, director of the National Intelligence Service, Chon Hae Song, vice-minister of Unification, Kim Sang Gyun, vice-director of the National Intelligence Service, and Yun Kon Yong, chief of the State Affairs Planning Office of Chongwadae, on a visit to Pyongyang as the members of the special envoy delegation of President Moon Jae In, Supreme Leader of our Party, state and army Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed their visit to Pyongyang.
Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, was on hand.
The Supreme Leader had a photo session with the members of the delegation.
The members of the delegation extended the greetings of sincere gratitude to Kim Jong Un for being so kind to meet them so quickly though he was very busy with the state affairs.
Jong Ui Yong, special envoy, courteously conveyed a personal letter of President Moon Jae In to the Supreme Leader.
After reading the personal letter the Supreme Leader expressed his thanks to the President for sending the good personal letter which expressed a firm will to wisely overcome many challenges in the future, too, and open a bright future of our nation while appreciating the fresh advance in the relations between the north and the south.
The Supreme Leader said that he fully supports and sympathizes with the President’s determination and that he remains unchanged in his determination to strive hard to bring the fellow countrymen better results at an early date, bearing in mind the mission before the nation and its expectation. He, availing himself of the opportunity, asked the special envoy to convey his warm greetings to the President.
The Supreme Leader said that he was proud of the fact that thanks to the sincere efforts and bold decisions he made with strenuous efforts and deep thought together with President Moon Jae In, dramatic moments and good agreements which no one could ever think of were achieved this year, setting right the north-south ties that had been derailed and had remained tragic for years and making significant and excellent successes oriented toward national reconciliation and peace.
He said that he highly appreciates and always feels grateful to President Moon Jae In for his sincerity and hard work for the DPRK-U.S. summit, the first of its kind in history.
He is pleased over the fact that technical contacts in various fields were made between the north and the south, the reunions of separated families and relatives were realized and north-south military talks and the work of setting up a joint liaison office progressed well after the historic Panmunjom meeting, he said, adding that we should value all these successes which the north and the south made hand in hand and keep advancing without deviation the north-south ties that have definitely entered the new orbit of peace, the orbit of reconciliation and cooperation.
He exchanged wide-ranging opinions with the special envoy delegation over the schedule for the Pyongyang summit meeting due in September and its topics, and came to a satisfactory agreement with it.
He also talked with it candidly over many issues arising in accelerating the development of the north-south relations and preserving peace and stability of the Korean peninsula.
Noting that it is our fixed stand and his will to completely remove the danger of armed conflict and horror of war from the Korean peninsula and turn it into the cradle of peace without nuclear weapons and free from nuclear threat, he said that the north and the south should further their efforts to realize the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The talks between the Supreme Leader and the special envoy delegation of President Moon Jae In proceeded in a compatriotic and warm atmosphere.