South Korea in the negotiations with the representatives of the DPRK suggested that the sportsmen of the two countries came together for the opening ceremony of the Olympic games-2018

Representatives of South Korea for talks with counterparts from the DPRK, which took place this morning, suggested that the athletes of both countries came together at the opening ceremony and closing of the Winter Olympic games in 2018, said at the briefing Deputy Minister of unification of South Korea, Chun Hae-sung, writes Reuters.

The Agency notes that Seoul has unilaterally banned the entry of some North Korean officials in response to nuclear tests by Pyongyang. The representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of South Korea said that Seoul will consider the need to take steps to help the DPRK delegation to attend the Olympic games.

Reuters notes that athletes from North and South Korea came together at the opening ceremony and closing large international competitions before, but with the Winter Asian games 2007 held in China, this has not happened due to the deterioration of relations between the two countries.

The morning of January 9 in the demilitarized village of Panmunjom on the border between North and South Korea were the diplomatic negotiations between Pyongyang and Seoul. The main topic was the potential involvement of North Korea in the winter Olympics, which will be held from 9 to 25 February in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.

The North Korean side during the talks, proposed sending a delegation of high rank, of a group of artists and athletes, and journalists to the Olympics-2018.

Technically North and South Korea are still at war after the 1950-1953 war countries never signed a peace agreement.

The last meeting of high-ranking representatives of Seoul and Pyongyang took place in December 2015. North Korea has halted talks after South Korea had withdrawn from the project Kaesong industrial zone in North Korea. Seoul called the move a response to North Korea’s nuclear tests.

On 3 January 2017, the head of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN has ordered the resumption of a hot line with South Korea. Telephone calls representatives of the two countries took place on the same day.




South Korea in the negotiations with the representatives of the DPRK suggested that the sportsmen of the two countries came together for the opening ceremony of the Olympic games-2018 09.01.2018

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