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Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N Korea

AP  |  Seoul 

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says a summit between her brother and South Korean would pave the way for a fast improvement in ties that would make "yesterday seem like a long time ago."

made the comments today during a luncheon hosted by Moon at Seoul's presidential palace where she delivered her brother's invitation for a summit meeting in

Seoul's presidential office says Moon during the luncheon proposed a toast calling for peace and "mutual prosperity" for the two

Moon recalled his to the North's Diamond Mountain resort, where he and his mother met his North Korean aunt during a temporary reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

The powerful sister of North Korean leader is watching a joint Korean hockey team's historic first match against at with South Korean

Moon's office says Moon, sister and North Korea's nominal are at the Kwandong Hockey Center today to watch the game.

and are on an unprecedented visit to amid abrupt reconciliation mood between the rival for the Pyeongchang

The North Koreans earlier today invited Moon to visit in what would be the Koreas' third summit talks since their 1945 division.

US Vice and South Korean President are speaking while watching Olympic speedskaters compete, hours after Moon received a historic invitation to visit

Aides did not immediately say whether the invitation was discussed as the two sat next to each other viewing several race heats today.

They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending in a sign of warming ties between the two that Pence and other US officials have warned against.

Moon and Kim Yong Nam, the North's of state, will jointly attend the unified Korean women's ice hockey team's first match later this evening.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 20:50 IST