North Korea's state news agency is reporting that leader Kim Jong Il met the chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group.

The Korean Central News Agency reported the meeting late Sunday. It did not say when the talks took place.

Hyundai Group Chairwoman Hyun Jung-eun had extended her stay in North Korea for an additional day Sunday, the fifth time since arriving in Pyongyang last Monday, her company said.

The brief dispatch said Kim and Hyun had a "cordial talk" but gave few details.