SEOUL, South Korea – Envoys representing South Korea regrouped at the Seoul Air Base in Seongnam on Monday before leaving for North Korea.
The purpose is with the aim to persuade Pyongyang to hold talks with the United States towards nuclear disarmament and peace on the Korean peninsula.
Headed by President Moon Jae-in’s national security director Chung Eui-yong, the 10-member delegation was seen meeting at the airport before taking off for a two-day trip that may include a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
If that meeting were to be realised, the delegation members would be the first South Korean officials to meet Kim since he took power in late 2011.
The trip is part of Moon’s pursuit of rapprochement between the two countries after North Korea participated in last month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.