Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), warmly greeted Moon Jae In, president of south Korea visiting Pyongyang for the historic north-south summit, at Pyongyang International Airport on Tuesday.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un came out to the airport with his wife Ri Sol Ju.
Seen at the airport were Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK; Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK; Kim Yong Chol and Ri Su Yong, vice-chairmen of the C.C., WPK; Ri Yong Ho, minister of Foreign Affairs; Army General Kim Su Gil, director of the Korean People’s Army General Political Bureau; Army General No Kwang Chol, minister of the People’s Armed Forces; Kim Nung O, chairman of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK; Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country; and Cha Hui Rim, chairman of the Pyongyang City People’s Committee.
The plane carrying the south Korean president and his party touched down at Pyongyang International Airport at 10 a.m.
Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju greeted President Moon Jae In and his wife Kim Jung Sook.
Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed Moon Jae In’s Pyongyang visit.
Moon Jae In expressed his deep thanks to Kim Jong Un for warmly greeting him at the airport.
Schoolchildren presented bunches of flowers to Moon Jae In and his wife.
Arriving together with Moon Jae In were Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae, Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, Kang Kyong Hwa, minister of Foreign Affairs, Song Yong Mu, minister of Defense, To Jong Hwan, minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Kim Hyon Mi, minister of Land and Transport, Kim Yong Chun, minister of Oceans and Fisheries, So Hun, director of the National Intelligence Service, Kim Jae Hyon, minister of the Korea Forest Service, Ju Yong Hun, head of the Presidential Security Service, Kim Hyon Chol, adviser to the president for economic affairs, Kim Jong Chon, chief protocol secretary of Chongwadae, Yun Kon Yong, chief of the State Affairs Planning Office of Chongwadae, and Kim Ui Gyom, spokesman for the presidential Blue House, as official entourage and personages of various circles as special entourage and journalists.
There was a ceremony of welcoming Moon Jae In.
Moon Jae In, together with Kim Jong Un, reviewed an honor guard of the services of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) amid the firing of 21-gun salute.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In mounted the reviewing stand to review the march-past of the honor guard of the KPA services.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In waved back to the warmly cheering crowds, walking past them.
The car carrying Moon Jae In headed towards the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse, escorted by motorcycles.
Along the route, more than 100 000 citizens welcomed with compatriotism Moon Jae In and his party visiting Pyongyang for historic north-south summit.
Kim Jong Un got on an open limousine with Moon Jae In at the entrance to Ryonmot-dong.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un with President Moon Jae In waved back to the cheering crowds.
The open car carrying the top leaders arrived at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un together with Ri Sol Ju guided President Moon Jae In and Kim Jung Sook to the lodging place.
Employees of the guesthouse presented bouquets to President Moon Jae In and his wife and warmly welcomed them.