Both Koreas Gather Together At PyeongChang Olympics

Kotzias will travel to Vancouver to attend the meeting about N. Korea

South Korean Sports Ministry spokesman Hwang Seong Un said the two countries are planning to form a joint women's ice hockey team.

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Last week, the U.S. Air Force sent three stealth B-2 Spirit bombers to Guam as South and North Korean officials began discussions on the Winter Olympics.

Similar to the possibility of an upcoming joint women's hockey team, Kim said.North and South Korea competed as one team in a 1991 table-tennis championship.

The first ever Winter Olympics in South Korea are to be held in the host city of PyeongChang, 182 kilometers east of Seoul, and two nearby cities - Gangneung and Jeongseon - from February 9-25.

It added: "He even made such rubbish that the North was led to dialogue to open up the chapter for "the North's denuclerisation", not for the improvement of the South-North relations". The two other delegates are Ahn Moon-hyun, deputy director-general of the Office of the Prime Minister, and Kim Ki-hong, vice president of games planning for the PyeongChang Olympics Organizing Committee.

Those have been high on the flashpoint peninsula as the North staged a flurry of nuclear and missile tests since previous year, and Mr Kim traded threats of war and personal insults with USA president Donald Trump. "The North's performing squad will hold performances in Gangneung and Seoul", the statement said.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a liberal elected past year after a political scandal saw the previous president ousted, has drawn fire from opponents for what some characterize as an overly-friendly demeanor toward Kim Jong Un, and his nation that is technically still at war with South Korea.

The agreement on the musical group came at the latest meeting aimed at ensuring North Korea's participation at the "peace games" in Pyeongchang next month and also aimed at lowering tensions on the peninsula.

South Korean officials say the North's orchestra will play traditional folk songs and classical music, and say the two countries' orchestras may hold a joint concert. -South Korean military drills while inter-Korean talks continue, according to The Strait Times of Singapore.

The plan hasn't been finalized, and more talks are likely in the coming week at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Switzerland.

North Korea is deploying a full range of tactics to gain the upper hand in its negotiations with South Korea, capitalizing on Seoul's strong desire to hold a successful Pyeonchang Olympics.

On Sunday, the participants will take a tour of South Korea's frontline areas in Paju near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas, and the venues for the PyeongChang Olympics.

But underscoring Pyongyang's fickleness, the North's official Korean Central News Agency issued a thinly veiled threat to call off the whole endeavor.

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