The Korea Herald: Kim's sister, NK delegation visit PyeongChang for Olympics9 February 2018 | 13:53 | FOCUS News Agency
The delegation includes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong, in a move thought to be part of the communist nation’s Olympic peace offensive.
he 23-member delegation for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics arrived at Incheon Airport, the main gateway to the South, at 1:46 p.m.
The delegation will stay in South Korea for three days.
The team led by ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, was greeted by a welcoming team consisting of South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung and Nam Gwan-pyo, deputy director of the presidential National Security Office.
Kim Yo-jong is the first member of the ruling Kim family to visit the South, while Kim Yong-nam is the most senior North Korean official to embark on a cross-border trip. Their visit comes after Kim Jong-un offered an olive branch to the South in his New Year’s address, following years of missile provocations and nuclear tests.
After exchanging warm greetings in a reception room for about 20 minutes, the North Korean delegation boarded a PyeongChang-bound KTX bullet train from a station at the airport.
As for the delegation’s itinerary, they were to attend the opening ceremony for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, which was to start 8 p.m. sharp on Friday at the Olympic Plaza in the host city of PyeongChang, Gangwon Province.
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