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N. Korea delivers condolence message, flowers for late first lady's funeral

이희호 여사 조의문·조화-오늘 판문점서 김여정 통해 전달-"시대를 위해 투쟁했던 이희호 여사광주전남 이틀째 추모행렬

N. Korea delivers condolence message, flowers for late first lady's funeral

 

Kim Yo Jong, Deputy to North Koreas Supreme People's Assembly and also younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will deliver a condolence message and flowers to South Korea in commemoration of former South Korean first lady Lee Hee Ho.

 

Pyongyang informed Seoul through their joint liaison office in Kaesong that Kim Yo Jong will deliver the message and flowers at the North Korean side of Panmunjom at 5 p.m.

 

Chung Eui Yong, Head of the Presidential National Security Office, Vice Unification Minister Suh Ho and Rep. Park Jie Won of the minor opposition Party of Democracy and Peace will accept the message and flowers at Panmunjom.

 

On Monday, Lee Hee Ho died at the age of 96 while battling liver cancer. She had ties with North Korea as a supporter for her husband, Kim Dae Jungs sunshine policy. Her funeral is set for Friday.

 

Meanwhile, local commemorators continued to gather at memorial altars set up around the region.

 

There are memorial altars set up at City Hall, YWCA and YMCA Halls as well as each district offices in Gwangju and Joongang Park in Muan, Mokpo Station Plaza and the Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Prize Memorial Hall in Mokpo in Jeollanamdo.

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