The dinner was organized at the house of the Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Chung Jin-suk.

The President-elect of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol, took part in an informal dinner at the house of a South Korean deputy, where the U.S. Special representative for the DPRK, Sung Kim, was invited. This was reported by the Yonhap news agency on Wednesday.

The dinner was organized at the house of the Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Chung Jin-suk, on Tuesday. MP Cho Tae-yong, who participated in the delegation sent by Yoon Suk-yeol to the United States, was invited there. Yonhap agency points out that Chung Jin-suk and Sung Kim, who was born in Seoul, have been closely acquainted since childhood.

Earlier, plans for a meeting between the president-elect and the American diplomat were not reported. The dinner lasted about two and a half hours, the agency’s source said. “I think that the participants of the event agreed that the relations between the Republic of Korea and the United States should be maintained and developed even more actively than before,” Yonhap quotes the opinion of another source surrounded by the president-elect.

“The dinner was a simple meeting organized by the Vice Speaker in private, and had no diplomatic significance,” said the official representative of the South Korean Transitional Committee, Bae Jin-young. This week, Sung Kim arrived in Seoul and met with his counterpart Noh Kyu-duk as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Unification.