Kim Jong Un invites South Korea’s leader to Pyongyang for talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the North as dialogue among the rival countries countinues during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kim’s special emissary, his sister Kim Yo Jong, handed the oral invitation during a lunch meeting with Moon at Seoul’s Blue House, spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said.

The spokesman said Moon replied that the two countries should continue to work toward improving their relationship so a summit could take place.

He said Moon too called for the U.S. and North koreans to renew communications.

Moon has said he would be willing to visit Pyongyang to talk immediately with Kim Jong Un about cooling off the country’s nuclear program.

North Korea last year imparted its sixth and most powerful nuclear research to date.

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

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