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Kim Jong-un sends condolence message to South Korean President, over his mother's demise

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 October 2019, 12:31 IST

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday extended a condolence message to the South Korean President Moon Jae-in, over his mother's demise.

According to the presidential spokesperson, Ko Min-jung, Kim's message was delivered to Moon at the Namcheon Catholic Cathedral in Busan, where a mourning station for Kang Han-ok (his mother) was arranged, Yonhap reported.

The presidential spokesperson said that Kim sent the consolation message to Moon expressing his "deep condolence."

92-year-old Knag passed away due to chronic illness on Tuesday and was laid to rest on Thursday morning.

Pope Francis also sent a message saying, "I was saddened to learn of the death of your dear mother Kang, and I assure you of my spiritual closeness during this time of sorrow."

-ANI

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First published: 31 October 2019, 12:31 IST
 
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