Kim Dae-jung's Widow Delivers Humanitarian Aid in Pyongyang

  • By Kim Myong-song

    August 07, 2015 10:00

    Lee Hee-ho

    Lee Hee-ho, the widow of former President Kim Dae-jung, visited an orphanage and a nursery in Pyongyang on Thursday, the second day of her stay there.

    Lee delivered humanitarian goods including woolen hats and mufflers that she had prepared with a civic group of which she is honorary chairwoman, according to the Kim Dae-jung Peace Center.

    She also delivered W300 million worth of medicines donated by the Korea Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, including nutritional supplements (US$1=W1,170).

    After taking a rest at Paekhwawon, the North's state guesthouse in the afternoon, Lee visited Mt. Myohyang and attended a dinner hosted by North Korean officials there.

    On Friday morning she will tour an exhibition hall displaying gifts from foreign dignitaries to regime founder Kim Il-sung and his son Jong-il. There is speculation that Lee could meet Kim Jong-un at a guesthouse in Mt. Myohyang.

    A dinner for Lee and her entourage at Paekhwawon was attended by six North Korean officials including Maeng Kyong-il, the vice chairman of the North's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.

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