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Kim Jong Un accepts S. Korean mourners' group

(Xinhua)

08:19, December 27, 2011

PYONGYANG, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Un, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, on Monday accepted condolences for his father's death from a South Korean mourners' group at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the official news agency KCNA reported.

Lee Hee-ho, widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae Jung, and Hyun Jeong-eun, chairwoman of the Hyundai Group, on Monday laid wreaths and paid silent tribute in front of the bier of Kim Jong Il, according to the KCNA.

In the condolence book, Lee wrote that Chairman of the National Defense Commission fell in eternal sleep but she hopes that national unification will be realized under the spirit of the June 15 Joint Declaration at an early date.

Hyun wrote that Chairman of the National Defense Commission, who made efforts for national reconciliation and cooperation, will be remembered forever.

The southern mourners' group, led by Lee and Hyun, arrived Monday in Pyongyang via Kaesong.

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