August 18, 2014 11:17
North Korea's leader sent a wreath on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung's death.
A five-person delegation on Sunday visited the communist country to receive the wreath. The group consisted of the son and close aides of the former South Korean leader, including Park Jie-won, a prominent lawmaker of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy. It was presented by Kim Yang-gon, director of the Workers Party United Front Department.
The delivery took place in Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone.
Kim Dae-jung is respected in North Korea for his efforts to reconcile with the country after his historic summit with then the North's leader Kim Jong-il in 2000. The former South Korean leader died in August 2009.
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