The first-ever high-level North Korean delegation to the South wrapped up their historic and diplomatically charged trip late Sunday evening.
From attending the Opening Ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics in PyeongChang,.. to lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and many more events at the Games and arts performances, the two high-profile figures from North and South spent a lot of time together over the three days.
During their fourth and final encounter, President Moon and Kim Yo-jong, the sister of the regime's leader met in Seoul to watch a North Korean art troupe perform their second and final concert to celebrate the Olympics.
The two sides expressed hope that the reconciliatory mood would be maintained going forward.
"We have created a special torch. The two Koreas should cooperate to make this meeting the charcoal that becomes a torch.
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"Now that we have set a foundation to exchange opinions and even hold reunions with President Moon Jae-in, I return home with the hope we can meet again."
Before attending the art troupe performance, President Moon's chief of staff held a farewell dinner for the delegation.
Earlier in the day the delegation was hosted by South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon for lunch.
Lee said the two Koreas should actively work together to create the right conditions for a meeting between President Moon and Kim Jong-un.
His comments were in reference to the North Korean leader's invitation for President Moon to visit Pyongyang.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.