PYONGYANG, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- A delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which visited Seoul to pay last respects to the late former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, returned to Pyongyang Sunday aboard a chartered plane, the official KCNA news agency reported.
The high-ranking delegation, approved by DPRK top leader Kim Jong-Il, was led by Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
During their stay in Seoul, they met with senior South Korean officials and held a 30-minute meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
Former President Kim died at age 85 on Tuesday after being admitted to hospital on July 13 with pneumonia and related complications.
Kim came to Pyongyang to hold a historic summit meeting with DPRK top leader Kim Jong-Il in June 2000.