North Korea to move delegation to Winter Olympics, South Korea’s officials say after rare talks

    South Korea on Tuesday said North koreans will send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, a clue of a possible melting of contacts between the two countries.

    Chun Hae-sung, South Korea’s vice unification minister, said the promise to send the delegation was made during the uncommon 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, jocks, cheerleaders and journalists.

    January 9, 2017: South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes mitts with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon before their gather at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. ( Korea Pool/ Yonhap via AP)

    Chun said Seoul intimated both Koreas could impart a seam march during the course of its Game’s openings and closing ceremonies, and to resume temporary reunions of kinfolks discriminated by campaign. The official also offered another round of talks to reduce friction in frontline areas.

    The satisfies between officials of the two Koreas were arranged after North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un made an unexpected push for an improved rapport with the neighbor following a year of tensions over his country’s nuclear weapon testing.

    Some skeptical articulations have said the North’s motivation for the talks and obvious endangers is to cause a schism between South Korea and the U.S.

    President Trump has taken a tough approach to the issue of nuclear proliferation in the Korean Peninsula.

    U.S. officials expressed hope for some develop from the talks, but stressed that any change in conditions considering the negotiations with North koreans is premature and would only come after it ceases its weapons researching for a “significant amount of time.”

    It remains unclear how the North Korean officials responded to the other proposals. The discussions between both countries have a long biography of resolving without reaching any agreement.

    Both areas are set to continue the talks afterwards Tuesday at Panmunjom, the only place on the border where the soldiers of both the North and South are simply feet away from each other.

    Last year, a North Korean soldier defected to the South . Even though he successfully defected, he was shot five times.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report .

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