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(LEAD) Samsung, Hyundai, SK, LG leaders to join President Moon's Pyongyang visit

2018/09/16 15:35

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SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Pyongyang this week, along with several conglomerate leaders, his office announced Sunday.

Cheong Wa Dae said Moon's entourage will be composed of 52 government officials, politicians, business leaders and selected representatives from various other fields.

They include Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Group; SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won; Kim Yong-hwan, vice president of Hyundai Motor Group; and LG Group Chairman Koo Kwang-mo.

Also on the list are Hyundai Group leader Hyun Jeong-Eun, POSCO Chairman Choi Jeong-woo and the local car-sharing service SoCar CEO Lee Jae-ung.

The business figures are listed as special members of the entourage on top of the 14-member official delegation consisting of ministers, other senior government officials and presidential staff.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Defense Minister Song Young-moo and Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon will accompany Moon.

Also joining Moon's entourage are such politicians as Lee Hae-chan, head of the ruling Democratic Party; Chung Dong-young, who leads the minor, liberal Party for Democracy and Peace; and Lee Jeong-mi, chief of the progressive Justice Party.

"Having the leaders of the parties together for the South-North summit for the first time is expected to create a new chance for national unity and the development of inter-Korean relations," Cheong Wa Dae said.

South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae (Yonhap) South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae (Yonhap)

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