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S. Korea Government Expresses “Sympathy” to North Koreans

December 20, 2011

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The South Korean government expressed “sympathy” to the people of North Korea on the death of leader Kim Jong Il, Unification Minister Yu Woo Ik told reporters in Seoul today. The government will not send an official delegation to deliver condolences, Yu said. The government will allow some South Koreans including the wife of late President Kim Dae Jung and family members of former Hyundai Group Chairman Chung Mong Hun to make a private visit to the North, he said.

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