North Korean musicians to perform in South Korea on Eve of Olympics

29 January, 2018, 11:07 | Author: Darren Santiago
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The inspection team also checked out the Yongpyong Alpine Center located in the PyeongChang mountain cluster, as three North Korean athletes will compete in alpine skiing.

The minister said what's important is ensuring that the current mood for dialogue between the two Koreas continues after the Olympics, adding that talks between Pyongyang and Washington could provide a breakthrough.

"We need to make the momentum lead into April and extend after June", the minister added.

South Korea's Unification Ministry said Wednesday North Korea's Olympic arts troupe will hold one of its concerts on February 8 at the Gangneung Art Center in the Olympics' sub-host city of Gangneung.

"I am the special representative of the Chinese government on the Korean Peninsula affairs, but I have not visited North Korea yet".

North and South Korea remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. It test-fired three intercontinental ballistic missiles and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a year ago.

The far-right Korean Patriots Party, a group composed predominantly of elderly conservatives, flocked in front of the railway station where North Korea's delegate Hyon Song-wol was scheduled to return from her overnight trip to Gangneung, a Olympic host city, to inspect performance facilities there.

South Korea coach Sarah Murray, who had previously criticised the pan-Korean team for Pyeongchang 2018, was among those to welcome the North Koreans at the centre, located 90 kilometres from Seoul.

North Korean hockey players receive bouquets of flowers from their South Korean counterparts upon their arrival at the Jincheon National Training Center on January 25.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to use his attendance at the Games to try to counter what he sees as Kim's efforts to "hijack" the games with a propaganda campaign, a White House official said on Tuesday. The sanctions also target a number of North Korean shipping and trading companies, as well as an electronic firm known as Hana Electronics JVC, and North Korea's Ministry of Crude Oil Industry.

Some work for the Korea Ryonbong General Corporation in China near the North Korean border.

Reunification of the Korean Peninsula has always been an aspiration of the North; however, it should be noted that this is unification under North Korean leadership.

Rodong Sinmun newspaper wrote: 'What (the U.S.) wishes all the time is not the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula but the instability of the situation and the aggravation of military tensions. A series of advanced missile and nuclear tests by the country previous year prompted the USA and its allies in the region to pile maximum pressure on Pyongyang.

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