Wife of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and Chairman of Hyundai Group, Hyun Jung-Eun will spend two days in the capital, Pyongyang, North Korea to visit the late leader Kim Jong-il.
Two of the most famous Korean side for its efforts to mend relations between the two Koreas over the border to the capital Pyongyang to visit the leader Kim Jong-il. However, no Korean delegation that was allowed to visit his neighbors Kim, by Seoul banned. This is considered a move to "provoke" the neighbor North Korea in the context sensitive.
The visit is expected to play a decisive role in the relationship between the two Koreas.
Former First Lady Lee Hee-ho, 89, wife of former President Kim Dae-jung and Ms. Hyun Jung-eun, 56, chairman of Hyundai, has just crossed the border between the two countries this morning ( 26/12).Former Korea first lady said: "I hope that this visit will help improve relations between the South - North '. These are two special cases authorized to visit North Korea leader Kim Jong-il, by their families had been receiving condolences personal nature from Pyongyang.
Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung is a joint Korea to build first conference in 2000, while Hyundai is a major economic investment in Korea. However, Seoul stressed this trip was strictly personal nature pure.
Two famous women of Korea will return home tomorrow, a day before the official funeral took place.Meanwhile, North Korea strongly condemned moves to ban people visit President Kim Jong-il of South Korea and warned this would cause "serious impact" on bilateral relations between the two.