Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

South and North Korea discuss joint women's ice hockey team for Olympics

South and North Korea discuss joint women's ice hockey team for Olympics

Pence will review ICBM defense systems in Alaska and reaffirm to the leaders of Japan and South Korea that the United States is fully committed to stability in the region, the official said.

US President Donald Trump informed his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In of the decision during their phone call earlier in the day, according to a White House statement on Wednesday. The North has yet to respond to that offer as well.

The North also said it will later propose dates for working-level talks on the North's participation in the PyeongChang Olympics, the ministry said. In 1991, they joined forces at the World Table Tennis championships and the football under-20 World Cup.

He added that an all-Korea ice hockey team should not force any South Korean players to lose their place in the existing squad to accommodate their North Korean teammates.

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An offer has also been made by the South to have both countries' athletes walk into the Opening Ceremony together under a unified flag, although like the ice hockey proposal, a resolution has not yet been reached.

The ministry said the message was signed by North Korea's chief delegate to the recent high-level inter-Korean talks Ri Son-gwon and addressed to Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon.

Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence will lead the USA delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. From left: Kim Ju-sik of North Korea, Kim Kyu-eun of South Korea, Ryom Tae-ok of North Korea and Kam Kang-chan of South Korea.


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