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Come From Away: South Korea to march with North Korea at Olympics

Come From Away: South Korea to march with North Korea at Olympics”

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence will be attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on February 5, as part of his six-day trip to Asia.

North Korea plans to send members of its cultural delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on a ferry, amid concerns that travel by sea could curb worldwide sanctions on the regime.

In speaking to reporters in Anchorage, Alaska, Pence said the economy "is on the move" and that Americans can be confident that President Donald Trump will continue to advance policies that will continue to contribute to the economy's momentum.

Kim Yong-Nam will be the highest-level Northern official to visit the South since 2014.

CAS said a hearing was likely to be held on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony of the Games. Fred Warmbier's presence is "not a signal of a softer line", Kim said.

"With regard to any interaction with the North Korean delegation, I have not requested a meeting", Pence said, speaking in front of an F-22 during a refueling stop in Anchorage.

"On the sporting side, I am pleased to see that Team GB has sent its largest-ever Winter Olympics delegation to the PyeongChang Games", said Park Lo-ok, permanent governor of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Supporters.

South Korea banned North Korean ships from its ports and cut off most inter-Korean exchanges, including tourism, trade and aid in May 2010, after the sinking of one of its warships with the loss of 46 sailors that Seoul blamed on a North Korean torpedo attack.

In celebration of hosting, South Korea has invited and agreed to let North Korea participate in the games with it.

That set off a rapid series of meetings which saw the two agree to march together at the opening ceremony and form a unified women's ice hockey team, their first for 27 years.

Ivanka is also expected to attend some of the sporting events that USA athletes are competing in. According to White House officials, who spoke to Mail Online on the condition of anonymity, Pence will discuss the topic of North Korea - primarily focusing on its human rights abuses and aggressive nuclear programs conducted by its leader Kim Jong Un - with Asian countries.

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The North's Olympic participation would include a visit by a high-level delegation, they agreed.

During Pence's week-long trip to Asia, Pence will also encounter friction between Tokyo and Seoul on North Korea and historical issues, as he seeks to counter the isolated regime's provocations and propaganda.



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