Seoul [South Korea], Feb 10 (ANI): South Korean President Moon Jae-in met a 22-member North Korean delegation, which was led by its ceremonial leader Kim Yong-nam at the South Korean presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) on Saturday.
The delegation also included North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister Kim Yo-jong. This was the first visit by a member of the ruling Kim family ever since the Korean War ended in 1953, the Yonhap news agency reported.
Yong-nam is the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea.
The meeting also included two other high-level delegates- Choe Hwi, the chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son-gwon, the head of the North Korea's state agency in charge of inter-Korean affairs.
The North Korean delegation's visit to South Korea was the first trip since August 2009, when a high-level North Korean delegation attended the funeral of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who held the first-ever inter-Korean summit with then North Korean leader late Kim Jong-il in 2000.
After months of tensions, the athletes from the two countries marched under the same flag in the parade ceremony. A joint ice hockey team, comprising of both North and South Korean players will take part in the Winter Games.