South Korea Ex-First Lady Meets North Korean New Leader


South Korea’s former First Lady Lee Hee-ho has met the North’s designated new leader Kim Jong-un during a trip to Pyongyang, Seoul officials say.

Mrs Lee, 89, had a brief meeting with Kim Jong-un during a visit to offer condolences for the death of his father, Kim Jong-il.

Seoul insists that she is on a private trip, and is not carrying any message from the government.

State media have portrayed Kim Jong-un as leader since his father’s death.

The Rodong Sinmun newspaper has described Kim Jong-un as the head of the Workers’ Party Central Committee, meaning that he now controls one of the country’s highest decision-making bodies.

The newspaper earlier gave him the title of “supreme commander” of the armed forces.

Source: BBC News

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