Two Koreas to talk PyeongChang on Wednesday, may march under ‘Korean Unification’ flag at Olympics opening

by Jung Min-kyung , from the Korea Herald

Kwon Hyok-bong, director of the performing arts bureau at the culture ministry and the North‘s chief delegate, left, and Lee Woo-sung, a senior official at the Seoul‘s culture ministry and the South‘s chief delegate, step into a meeting room in Tongilgagk in the northern side of Panmunjeom, for a working-level talks on Monday. (Yonhap)

South Korea has agreed to North Korea’s proposal of holding working-level talks Wednesday at the truce village of Panmunjeom to further discuss its participation in the PyeongChang Olympics, the South’s Unification Ministry said Monday.

Seoul’s sports minister also said if the two sides agree on a joint entrance at the opening ceremony, the athletes would march under the “Korean Unification” flag — a white flag with a blue shape of the Korean Peninsula in the center.

The North’s move, which came earlier in the day, came in response to South Korea’s offer Friday to arrange formal talks. Seoul said it would send a three-member delegation led by Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung. “South Korea has agreed to North Korea’s proposal to hold working-level talks at 10 a.m. at the Peace House (in Panmunjeom) on Jan. 17, through the South-North communication channel at 4 p.m.,” the ministry said in a statement.

The North will send a three-member delegation headed by Jon Jong-su, vice chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, added the ministry. The CPRC handles inter-Korean affairs within the North Korean government…

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2 Responses

  1. Interesting article, looks like they are both in sync. Best of luck to both sides!

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