KCNA Describes Meeting of the "two Koreas"
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Wed Jun 14 11:05:02 MDT 2000
Leader Kim Jong Il greets President Kim Dae Jung
Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- President Kim Dae Jung and his entourage
arrived here today by air to visit Pyongyang at his own request for
historic Pyongyang meeting and inter-Korean summit.
At Pyongyang Airport General Secretary Kim Jong Il warmly greeted President
Kim Dae Jung.
The airport and streets of the capital city of Pyongyang were wrapped in an
atmosphere of warm welcome.
Citizens from all walks of life were present at the airport to give welcome
to a delegation of the south side.
Leader Kim Jong Il went there.
Also present there were Kim Yong Nam, President of the presidium of the
DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Jo Myong Rok, first vice-chairman of the
NDC of the DPRK and director of the KPA General Political Department, Choe
Thae Bok, chairman of the SPA, Kim Kuk Thae and Kim Yong Sun, secretaries
of the Worker's Party of Korea Central Committee, Kim Yun Hyok, secretary
of the SPA presidium, Kim Yong Dae, chairman of the c.c., the Korean Social
Democratic Party, and other leading officials of the party and power
bodies, public organizations, ministries and national institutions.
The plane carrying the south side's delegation landed at the airport.
Kim Jong Il shook hands and exchanged greetings with Kim Dae Jung.
Also arriving today were his suite members including Unification Minister
Pak Jae Gyu, Minister of Finance and Economy Ri Hon Jae, Minister of
Culture and Tourism Pak Ji Won and special aide to the President Rim Tong
Won and journalists.
Kim Jong Il, together with Kim Dae Jung, reviewed a guard of honor of the
KPA three services.
Children gave bouquets to Kim Dae Jung.
Then the honor guard marched past.
Kim Dae Jung made public a written arrival statement at the airport.
Escorted by motorcycles, the limousine carrying Kim Jong Il and Kim Dae
Jung headed for downtown Pyongyang.
Over 600,000 citizens from all walks of life warmly welcomed Kim Dae Jung
and his entourage with compatriotic feelings along the route extending tens
On the route women workers presented bunches of flowers to Kim Dae Jung and
Kim Jong Il acknowledged the warm cheers of the crowd.
Kim Dae Jung and his entourage waved to Pyongyangites, deeply touched by
their enthusiastic welcome.
Kim Jong Il went together with Kim Dae Jung to the state guest house where
he had a conversation and posed for a picture with Kim Dae Jung and his
Kim Dae Jung pays courtesy call on Kim Yong Nam
Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- President Kim Dae Jung who came here for
historic Pyongyang meeting and north-south summit today paid a courtesy
call on Kim Yong Nam, President of the presidium of the Supreme People's
Assembly of the DPRK.
Present there were Unification Minister Pak Jae Gyu, Minister of Finance
and Economy Ri Hon Jae, Minister of Culture and Tourism Pak Ji Won, special
aide to the president Rim Tong Won and other members of the delegation of
the south side.
Also present there were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the presidium of
the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Kim Yun Hyok, secretary of the SPA
presidium, Kim Yong Dae, chairman of the c.c., the Korean Social Democratic
Party, Ryo Won Gu, presidium member of the c.c., the Democratic Front for
the Reunification of the Fatherland, Kang Nung Su, Minister of Culture, and
An Kyong Ho, director of the secretariat of the Committee For the Peaceful
Reunification of the Fatherland.
Kim Yong Nam talked with President Kim Dae Jung in an atmosphere
overflowing with compatriotic feelings.
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