South Korea says North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South.
South Korea’s Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung says the North made such a statement during rare talks between the rivals at the border on Tuesday.
He cited the North Korean officials there as saying its delegation would include officials, athletes, cheerleaders and journalists.
Chun says South Korea proposed the two Koreas conduct a joint march during the Game’s opening and closing ceremonies.
He says South Korea also proposed resuming temporary reunions of families separated by war and offering talks designed to reduce animosities in frontline areas.AP
South Korea says will consider temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea to facilitate Winter Olympics participation
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Tuesday it will consider a temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea if it is necessary to facilitate the visit of North Koreans to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.
South Korea has unilaterally banned several North Korean officials from entering the country in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests.
If Seoul needs to take “prior steps” to help the North Koreans visit for the Olympics, it will consider it together with the United Nations Security Council and other relevant countries, foreign ministry spokesman Roh Kyu-deok told a regular briefing.
North Korea said during rare inter-Korean talks on Tuesday it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Olympics.
China's Foreign Ministry says happy to see talks between North and South Korea
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it was happy to see talks between North and South Korea take place, their first formal dialogue in more than two years, and welcomed all positive steps.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment at a regular news briefing.
North Korea said during the talks it would send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.