In an unprecedented turn of events, North Korea has said that they are open to talks with the United States. During the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the members of a high-level North Korean delegation visiting South Korea said the Kim Jong Un led-nation is open to talks with the United States, the South’ presidential office said, according to ANI.
In a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at an anonymous location in Pyongchang, the North Korean delegation further said that development in relations between the two Korean nations and those between North Korea and the US should go hand in hand, the Blue House said in its statement.
A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general has arrived in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
The North Korean delegation was headed by Kim Yong Chol, who has been accused by Seoul for involvement in attacks on South Korea that killed 50 people in 2010. The South nation is hoping to ease tensions after allowing their North neighbor by participating in the Winter Games. Both South and North Korea jointly participated in the Winter Olympics.
Kim Jon Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong had attended the opening ceremony in a historic first. No member of the ruling Kim family had ever travelled to South Korea before. Jong invited the South President Moon Jae-in to a summit with her brother in Pyongchang. Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and adviser, also attended the closing ceremony.