The body of Kim Jong-Nam has arrived in North Korea, along with three people wanted for questioning by Malaysian authorities over his murder.
Mohd Nor Azrin, a Malaysian diplomat who was detained with this wife and three children in North Korea, expressed his relief upon arrival.
Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 by two women who smeared his face with VX nerve agent, which is banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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"Thus, we hope North Korea will no longer raise such problems as this could jeopardise diplomatic relations between the two countries", he told Malaysian reporters in Chennai at the conclusion of his two-day visit today.
The matter was however part of the agreement reached with North Korea, that is, the police must be allowed to interview and interrogate them and North Korea had allowed this to be carried out, he added.
Malaysian prosecutors have charged two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - with killing Kim Jong-Nam, but South Korean and United States officials had regarded them as pawns in an operation carried out by North Korean agents.
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That view is backed up by South Korean and U.S. officials, who see them as pawns in an operation carried out by North Korean agents.
However, both men, namely the Second Secretary at the North Korean Embassy in Malaysia, Hyon Kwang-Song, 44, and the other who was an employee of North Korean Airline, Kim Uk-il, 37 had been interrogated by the police earlier.
South Korean politicians claimed Kim Jong Un had issued a "standing order" for his half-brother's assassination and there was a failed attempt in 2012.
North Korea has maintained that the dead man is not Kim Jong-nam, saying instead the body is that of Kim Chol, which was the name on the victim's passport.
On Friday morning, a plane piloted by several Malaysian air force pilots brought back the nine Malaysian citizens who had been stranded in DPRK to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The swap agreement brings to an end a diplomatic standoff that has lasted almost seven weeks. Without specifying exactly who sent the letter, Mr Khalid said: "Legally speaking, Kim Jong Un is the next of kin".
"It is a win (for North Korea), clearly", Andrei Lankov, North Korea expert at Seoul's Kookmin University, said on the swap deal.