January 24, 2018 / 1:17 AM / 10 months ago

South Korea welcomes Japan's decision for PM to visit Winter Olympics: Blue House

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on during a joint news conference with Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, in Vilnius, Lithuania January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s presidential office said on Wednesday it welcomes Japan’s decision for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit South Korea in time for the Pyeongchang Olympics next month.

“The two governments of Japan and South Korea have discussed Prime Minister Abe’s visiting South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and welcome Japan’s decision to officially announce the visit,” said the Blue House in a statement.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Michael Perry

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