North Korea to send delegation to Winter Olympics


South Korea on Tuesday said North Korea will send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, a sign of improvement in the relationship between the two countries.

Chun Hae-sung, South Korea’s vice unification minister, said the promise to send the delegation was made during the rare talks at the border on Tuesday, the first such talks since 2015 December. The North’s delegation to the Winter Olympics is to include officials, athletes, cheerleaders and journalists.

Chun said Seoul suggested both Koreas could conduct a joint march during the Game’s openings and closing ceremonies, and to resume temporary reunions of families separated by war. The official also offered another round of talks to reduce tension in frontline areas.

It remains unclear how the North Korean officials will respond.

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