The North Korean athletes go to the winter Olympics in South Korea

The North Korean athletes go to the winter Olympics in South Korea

For the first time in 2 and a half years the representatives of two neighbouring countries met for talks. The results of this meeting is obvious: North Korea sends its delegation to the winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea promises to lift some sanctions that the visit could take place.

Earlier, South Korea had unilaterally banned several North Korean officials in response to missile and nuclear tests of Pyongyang.

The North Korean athletes go to the winter Olympics in South Korea

However, future Olympic games, which in February will be held in South Korea, was considered by the parties as an opportunity for the escalation of the conflict (at least temporarily).

Foreign Ministry spokesman of South Korea Roh, Kyu-Deok said that Seoul will consider the necessity of adopting «preliminary steps» together with the UN Security Council to help the North Koreans to participate in the Olympics 2018.

South Korea issued a proposal to the representatives from both sides marched together at the opening ceremony of the Games and other cooperative activities. The delegation from North Korea will be athletes, officials and fans.

Seoul has also proposed to hold a day of the Chinese new year meeting of separated families war 1950-1953-ies, which will be celebrated during the games – February 16.

According to South Korean news Agency Yonhap, yesterday, January 8, in the reclusive country, there was another event – the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN was his birthday. At the same time in honor of the holiday we didn’t plan any celebrations.

The date 8 January is not a holiday in the calendars of the North Koreans and the birthdays of his father and grandfather Kim remain public holidays.

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