February 25, 2018 / 11:44 AM / a year ago

North Korea says open to talks with United States: South Korea's presidential office

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Closing ceremony - Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 25, 2018 - South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser attend the closing ceremony. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

SEOUL (Reuters) - Members of a high-level North Korean delegation visiting South Korea for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, the South’s presidential office said.

In a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in an undisclosed location in Pyeongchang, the North’s delegation also said developments in relations between the two Koreas and those between North Korea and the United States should go hand in hand, said the Blue House in a statement.

Reporting by Christine Kim; editing by John Stonestreet

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