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Vice-ministerial-level talks between South and North Korea


The vice-ministerial-level talks between South and North Korea are underway at the Peace House on the southern side of Panmunjeom today (January 17).

□ In the morning session, North Korea briefed the South on its plan to send a delegation not only to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics but to the PyeongChang Paralympics.

□ South and North Korea will finalize the details regarding the participation of North Korean athletes in the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics through consultation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), as they will with the North’s participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

□ The South Korean delegation consists of chief negotiator Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, Ahn Moon-hyun, deputy director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office, and Kim Ki-hong, vice president of games planning for the PyeongChang Olympics Organizing Committee. 

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