Former 1st Lady Prepares for N.Korea Visit

      November 07, 2014 11:54

      Lee Hee-ho /News 1

      Former first lady Lee Hee-ho, the widow of President Kim Dae-jung, is getting ready to visit North Korea.

      A Unification Ministry official on Thursday said Lee has requested government approval to communicate with North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.

      The Kim Dae-jung Peace Center in Seoul said it wants to contact the committee, which is in charge of inter-Korean affairs, to arrange the visit.

      The government will permit the visit unless unexpected things happen since the former first lady already discussed the matter with President Park Geun-hye during a meeting last week. 

      Lee wants to visit the North to distribute woolen hats and mufflers for children there.

      Lee is likely to visit the North around the time of the third anniversary on Dec. 17 of Kim Jong-il’s death and may meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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