SEOUL : The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung returned home Saturday from a rare trip to North Korea but her hoped-for meeting with leader Kim Jong-Un failed to come off. Lee Hee-Ho's four-day visit was ostensibly humanitarian but there had been much speculation about a possible meeting with Kim, who personally invited her. However, her aides said she had had no chance of seeing the young leader during the trip.

Lee's husband is best remembered for his "sunshine" policy of engagement with the isolated but nuclear-armed North that led to a historic summit between him and Kim Jong-Un's late father Kim Jong-Il in 2000.