Seoul welcomes planned visit of N. Korean leader Kim’s sister

SEOUL, :South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Wednesday welcomed the planned visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, noting it reflects the communist state's willingness to reduce tension on the Korean Peninsula.

"We believe North Korea's delegation contains the North's willingness to celebrate the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and also reduce tension," Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a press briefing.

The remarks came shortly after North Korea said its high-level delegation will include the North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo-jong.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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