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DPRK's top legislator to visit S.Korea for Winter Olympics

(Xinhua)    07:24, February 05, 2018

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- The top legislator of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will lead its high-ranking delegation to South Korea to attend the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said Sunday.

The DPRK sent a notice through the restored hotline of direct dialogue in the truce village of Panmunjom Sunday night, saying the DPRK's high-ranking delegation, led by Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, will visit South Korea from Feb. 9-11.

The DPRK delegation will include three delegates and 18 supporting officials. Who will be the three delegates was not yet known.

During the inter-Korean talks in January, the DPRK agreed to send its athletes and cheerleaders as well as a ranking delegation to the 23rd Winter Olympics scheduled to kick off on Feb. 9 at South Korea's east county of PyeongChang.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will lead a U.S. delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics to attend the opening ceremony of the South Korea-hosted winter sports event.

During the telephone talks in January, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump saw a possibility for the inter-Korean dialogue naturally leading to a dialogue between the DPRK and the United Statesfor the denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

The possibility cannot be ruled out for Pence to meet with the DPRK's top legislator during the Winter Olympics.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Liang Jun, Bianji)

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