Statement regarding North’s notification
June 12, 2019
o The North notified that it will deliver State Affairs Commission
Chairman Kim Jong Un’s condolence message and flowers over the death
of former First Lady Lee Hee-ho today(6.12) through the South-North
Joint Liaison Office in Gaeseong.
o The North noted through a document that it “requests to meet with
a representative with authority from the South at the North side of
Panmunjeom, Tongilgak on June 12, 5 P.M.” to deliver Chairman Kim’s
condolence message and flowers.
o In addition, the North stated in the document that “Kim Yo Jong,
an executive of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea
will be present (at Panmunjeom).”
o From the South side, Chung Eui-yong(Director of National Security
of Cheong Wa Dae), Suh Ho(Vice Minister of Unification), and Park
Jie-won(Vice Chair of Kim Dae Jung Peace Center and lawmaker of
Democracy and Peace Party), representing the funeral committee of
former First Lady Lee Hee-ho, will be present at Panmunjeom.