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Kim Jong Un has made several high-profile appearances on state TV since his father’s death was announced a week ago. His surprise meeting with the South Koreans could be intended to push South Korea to pursue cooperative projects that would give North Korea much-needed aid, analysts said.

The South Koreans paid respects at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace where Kim Jong Il’s body is lying in state and met with Kim Jong Un there, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said in a statement.

The delegation was led by the widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who engineered a "sunshine" engagement policy with the North and held a landmark summit with Kim Jong Il in 2000, and Hyundai Group Chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun, whose late husband had ties to the North.

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