HEADLINE DPRK offers to send delegation to PyeongChang Winter Paralympics

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DPRK offers to send delegation to PyeongChang Winter Paralympics

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13:25, January 17, 2018

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has proposed to send a delegation to PyeongChang Winter Paralympics, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

The DPRK started its working-level talks with the Republic of Korea (ROK) at 1:00 a.m. GMT on Wednesday at the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the DPRK’s participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

This is the third time that the two sides have held talks at the truce village after their high-level meeting on Jan. 9 - the first in about two years.

The ROK offered to combine their women's ice hockey team with the one from the DPRK at the Winter Olympics on Jan. 9, which an International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said is being considered by the organization.

On Monday, the two sides held working-level talks for the dispatch of the DPRK’s art troupe to the Winter Games.

Pyongyang will send an art troupe comprising more than 140 members to the ROK for the occasion of the 23rd Winter Olympics, and give its performances in Kangrung and Seoul, the ROK’s Ministry of Unification announced after the meeting. 


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