Former 1st Lady Puts off N.Korea Visit

      December 01, 2014 10:07

      Lee Hee-ho, the widow of President Kim Dae-jung, is putting off a visit to North Korea slated for the end of this year for health reasons, an aide said Sunday.

      Lee's doctor advised her not to travel in winter because of her age -- she is 93 -- and suspected pneumonia symptoms, New Politics Alliance for Democracy lawmaker Park Jie-won told the Chosun Ilbo.

      The visit will be postponed until next spring.

      Staff of the Kim Dae-jung Peace Center visited Kaesong on Nov. 21 to consult with North Korean officials about her trip.

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