HEADLINE N.Korea to attend PyeongChang Olympics


N.Korea to attend PyeongChang Olympics

Ma Fei | People's Daily app

12:34, January 09, 2018


South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (C) speaks to the media before departure for the high-level inter-Korean talks in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 9, 2018 (Photo: Xinhua)

Seoul (People's Daily) – North Korea will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, performing artists, taekwondo demonstration teams and reporters to next month's PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. 

The North has also proposed a reunion of separated families around the Lunar New Year holiday, Yonhap news reported.

The two Koreas have begun high-level talks on Tuesday at the border village of Panmunjom on the North's possible participation in Winter Olympics and ways to improve bilateral ties, which is the first in over two years.

South Korea’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon is the South’s chief delegate and Ri Son-gwon, the chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, is his counterpart, the unification ministry said. 

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