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South Korea: North-South talks to focus on Winter Olympics - S. Korea chief delegate01:51

South Korea: North-South talks to focus on Winter Olympics - S. Korea chief delegate

Korea, Republic of, Seoul
January 8, 2018 at 03:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said on Monday that the upcoming talks with North Korean delegates will focus on the Winter Olympics.

Cho told reporters that the two sides will "focus on the Olympics when discussing inter-Korean relations."

"We will listen to what North Korea will say" Cho said, as well as stressing that the South Korean delegation will "make efforts to enable the North take part in the games."

During a press briefing Seoul's spokesman of Ministry of Unification Baek Tae Hyun explained, "If there are possibilities, we'll discuss the interests in order to improve South-North relation."

Delegates from North and South Korea are set to hold their first round of formal talks at 10:00am local time on Tuesday 9 January. The discussions will be the first of their kind in almost two years, and they are expected to focus on whether North Korea will participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said on Monday that the upcoming talks with North Korean delegates will focus on the Winter Olympics.

Cho told reporters that the two sides will "focus on the Olympics when discussing inter-Korean relations."

"We will listen to what North Korea will say" Cho said, as well as stressing that the South Korean delegation will "make efforts to enable the North take part in the games."

During a press briefing Seoul's spokesman of Ministry of Unification Baek Tae Hyun explained, "If there are possibilities, we'll discuss the interests in order to improve South-North relation."

Delegates from North and South Korea are set to hold their first round of formal talks at 10:00am local time on Tuesday 9 January. The discussions will be the first of their kind in almost two years, and they are expected to focus on whether North Korea will participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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