Seoul offers condolences over Kim's death
Updated: 2011-12-20 16:12
People watch a TV news report on the death of DPRK leader Kim Jong-il, at an electronic shop in Seoul December 19, 2011. Seoul shares fell sharply on Monday after DPRK television said Kim Jong-il had died, sending key large-cap stocks including Samsung Electronics tumbling.
SEOUL - The Republic of Korea (ROK)'s minister in charge of inter-Korean affairs on Tuesday offered condolences to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its leader Kim Jong-il's death announced Monday by the DPRK's media.
"(ROK) extends sympathy to the people of (the DPRK)," Yu Woo-ik said in a statement following a meeting presided over by President Lee Myung-bak.
Republic of Korea (ROK) soldiers keep watch the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at a gaurd post, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Goseong, far northeast of Seoul December 19, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
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