A 10-member delegation left for North Korea in the afternoon on a mission to persuade the Kim Jong-un regime to join denuclearization negotiations of some sort. Starting at 6 p.m., Kim hosted a dinner for the delegation headed by Chung Eui-yong, the special envoy of Moon, according to Kim Eui-kyeom, presidential spokesman.
The delegation was welcomed at the airport in Pyongyang by top North Korean officials including Ri Son-gwon, chairman of the Committee of the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, the spokesman said.
After a 10-minute talk in a VIP reception room at the airport, the delegation moved to Gobangsan Guest House, where they will stay for the night. Kim Yong-chol, a vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party, who is also known to be director of the committee's intelligence arm, the United Front Department, received them at the guest house.