South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been invited to travel to North Korea and visit his northern counterpart Kim Jong Un, in what would be the first meeting between Korean leaders in more than a decade. The northern ruler’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, personally delivered the invite to Moon Jae-in during a landmark meeting between North and South Korean officials at Seoul’s presidential palace on Saturday. This summit took place after the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in which both Koreas are participating under one flag.
Moon Jae-in responded to the invitation by suggesting that North and South Korea should “make [the meeting] happen”. He also commented on the importance of creating “the right conditions” for the historic encounter to take place, while guaranteeing that he would do “anything” for peace in the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean President added that negotiations between Kim Jong Un and the United States were also needed to reduce tensions between both countries, and that North Korea should be more active in these conversations.