Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, arranged a banquet for Moon Jae In, president of south Korea visiting Pyongyang for the historic north-south summit, on Tuesday.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju, warmly greeted President Moon Jae In and his wife Kim Jung Sook at the hall of the Mokran House.
Kim Jong Un made a speech of welcome.
He warmly welcomed the visit of Moon Jae In and Kim Jung Sook to Pyongyang, expressing his gladness to meet them and personages of the south side in rich autumn again after the meeting in flowering spring.
Moon Jae In made a reply speech.
He expressed thanks to Kim Jong Un for inviting him to Pyongyang, not forgetting the promise to meet him again in autumn, and for giving him a cordial reception.
Invited to the banquet 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 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 Chongwadae, and other entourages of the south side.
Present there 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; Kim Yong Chol and Ri Su Yong, vice-chairmen of the C.C., WPK; Army General No Kwang Chol, minister of the People’s Armed Forces; Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the WPK; 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, and other officials of the party, government and army.