Before the meeting, which took place "in an atmosphere of compatriotic
feelings" at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, Chung Ju Yung attended a welcoming ceremony, according to the KCNA report, which was monitored in Tokyo.
South Korea's Red Cross told its North Korean counterpart that it will send 10,000 tons of corn, 20 tons of milk powder, and medicine "for infants and children and pregnant women and other vulnerable people on humanitarian and compatriotic
grounds," according to a press release carried by Yonhap.
Kim and Hyun talked ''in an atmosphere of compatriotic
feelings, remembering the predecessors of the Hyundai Group with deep emotion,'' while Kim expressed gratitude for a gift the chairwoman presented him, the official Korean Central News Agency said.
Kim had "a cordial talk with Hyun in an atmosphere of compatriotic
feelings" and "complied with all her requests", the news agency said.
The two sides released a terse joint press statement saying that at the talks ''the two sides shared a common understanding that the relations between the South and the North be elevated to a higher level to accord them with the compatriotic
Reflected in the decision are the warm compatriotic
feelings of the northerners toward the South Korean brothers and sisters.
The South and the North have agreed to continue humanitarian cooperation on the basis of compatriotic
feeling and mutual help, and also on the South providing the North with 400,000 tons of rice on credit,'' the statement said.
According to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNC) in a dispatch monitored in Seoul, Kim had a ''cordial conversation'' with Park Kun Hye and the dinner proceeded in an amicable atmosphere ''overflowing with compatriotic
Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Monday in a dispatch monitored in Seoul that Kim had a ''cordial conversation'' with Park and the dinner proceeded in an amicable atmosphere ''overflowing with compatriotic
The government's decision to provide fertilizer to North Korea is in consideration of North Korea's food shortages and from a humanitarian and compatriotic
standpoint," the statement said.