North Korea Kim Jong-un thanks South Korea for ‘impressive’ effort:
Kim Jong-un North Korean leader has praised South Korea for its “impressive” efforts in hosting the North at the Winter Olympics.
It came following the North’s official delegation, headed by Mr. Kim’s sister Kim Yo-jong, returned home from their landmark trip to Pyeongchang.
State media outlet KCNA said Mr. Kim had thanked the South for “prioritizing” their trip to the Games.
North Korea’s presence was regarded as a significant warming in relations.
However, there have also been concerns that it has allowed North Korea to win a propaganda victory,
“After receiving the delegation’s report, Kim Jong-un expressed satisfaction over it,” KCNA reported.
It said Mr. Kim had been impressed by “the features of the south side, which specially prioritized the visit of the members of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea… and expressed thanks for them”.
He added, “further livening up the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” between both Koreas, it said, and gave “important instructions” on doing so.