Former First Lady of South Korea Visits Pyongyang in Good-will Trip

August 5, 2015 9:09 AM

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Former First Lady of South Korea Visits Pyongyang in Good-will Trip

SEOUL, South Korea — The 92-year-old widow of Kim Dae-jung, the late South Korean president who championed political reconciliation with North Korea, arrived in Pyongyang, the North’s capital, on Wednesday amid cautious hopes that her trip might help thaw relations between the two countries.

Lee Hee-ho, the former first lady, was not carrying any official proposal on behalf of the South Korean government, and her delegation did not include a current government official from Seoul. The publicized itinerary of her four-day trip included visits to a children’s hospital, orphanage and mater...

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