February 22, 2018 / 4:55 AM / 25 days ago

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

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.

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

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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