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DPRK to Send 500-strong Delegation to PyeongChang-2018 Games

Seoul, Jan 10.- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) plans to send a delegation of 400-500 members to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, said today.

According to Lee, the delegation will be made up of officials, athletes and cheerleaders, as part of Pyongyang's proposal at the first inter-Korean meeting held on Tuesday after two years.

The prime minister added that the two States will work together in the next few days on the details of the North Korean delegation's participation in the Winter Games next month.

Seoul and Pyongyang met on Tuesday in the border village of Panmunjom, nearly one week after North Korean President Kim Jong Un expressed willingness to send a delegation of athletes to compete in the international event.

Since then, the two countries have reactivated a channel of communication in Panmunjom, held talks with positive results and reopened a direct military line that was interrupted in 2016.

In addition, they agreed to hold future meetings on other issue of bilateral interest, like the reunification of families separated by the war in the 1950s and military matters. (Prensa Latina)