Kim Dae-jung's Widow Announces Entourage for N.Korea Trip

      August 04, 2015 09:53

      Lee Hee-ho, the widow of former President Kim Dae-jung, will be traveling to the North accompanied by 18 close aides, the Kim Dae-jung Peace Center announced Monday.

      They include senior staffers of the center and her doctor, Chang Suk-il, the head of Seongae Hospital.

      Lee will fly to Pyongyang on a chartered budget carrier plane on Wednesday and return on Saturday after staying in Pyongyang and at Mt. Myohyang.

      A Unification Ministry spokesperson said, "No government officials will accompany her and we will not be sending any special message to the North."

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