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Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

23 January 2018

Both groups will be travelling along newly reopened inter-Korean overland routesWith the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics just 17 days away, advance teams from South and North Korea that will be crossing the border to prepare for the arrival of athletes and officials from both sides will be starting their itineraries on January 23.

"We need wisdom and efforts to sustain the dialogue opportunities. beyond the Olympics so that the inter-Korean talks will lead to talks between the United States and North Korea and other forms of dialogue".

Moon's approval rating has fallen to a four-month low at 66 percent, a poll showed on Monday, due to a backlash over the decision regarding the combined hockey team.

A survey conducted by South Korean SBS TV found that 82 percent of respondents in their 20s and 30s were negative about a unified team, about 10 percentage points higher than the average for all age groups.

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The South Korean government on Friday reportedly proposed that a 12-member delegation - to be led by the unification ministry's Lee Joo-tae - visit for two nights and three days on January 23.

But it was on Hyon Song-wol that South Korea's cameras were focused. "I also ask the political circle and the media to lend their support at least for the successful hosting of the PyeongChang Olympics".

Under a deal brokered by the International Olympic Committee, the two Koreas will field their first unified Olympic team, in women's hockey, and have their athletes march together under the joint flag depicting their peninsula during the February 9 opening ceremony. South Korean officials are scheduled to visit the North on Tuesday. However, North Korea has previously called for their complete cancellation.

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"The North informed us that it will send the arts delegation on Sunday", a day later than initially planned, the ministry said in a statement today.

"They are very friendly and kind and a little bit shy", she said, adding that she had chatted to the North's Ryom in the locker room at the tournament.

"They met some pretty big milestones a year ago and so I think they'd want to show them off especially with the whole world watching".

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Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions