Ex-S Korean president Kim Dae-jung dies: Hospital

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who brokered the first summit between leaders of the rival Koreas, died on Tuesday.

Ex-S Korean president Kim Dae-jung dies: Hospital
Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who brokered the first summit between leaders of the rival Koreas, died on Tuesday, a hospital official said.

Reports said he died of heart failure.

Kim, 85, was best known internationally for his 2000 meeting in Pyongyang with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il which helped warm ties between the two states that have not yet officially ended their 1950-53 war.


Reuters
Last Mod: 18 Ağustos 2009, 13:57
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