February 22, 2018 / 4:55 AM / in a year

North Korea to send delegation to Olympics closing ceremony, meet South Korea's Moon

FILE PHOTO - Short Track Speed Skating Events - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's 1000m Competition - Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea - February 20, 2018. North Korean cheerleaders before the start. REUTERS/Phil Noble

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea in time for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the South’s Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

The delegation, which will travel by road, will be led by Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of North Korea’s Party Central Committee, and stay for three days from Feb. 25, the ministry said in a statement.

Kim and his delegation will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in during their stay, a presidential official said separately.

Reporting by Christine Kim and Hyonhee ShinEditing by Clarence Fernandez

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