North Korean delegation headed by Kim Yong Chol arrives for Olympics closing show

The North's delegation is headed by Kim Yong Chol, whom Seoul has accused of involvement in attacks on the South that killed 50 people in 2010.

By: AP | Pyeongchang | Published: February 25, 2018 11:06:56 am
North Korean delegation headed by Kim Yong Chol arrives for Olympics closing show Vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party’s central committee Kim Yong Chol arrives at his hotel in Seoul, South Korea (Reuters)

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’s delegation is headed by Kim Yong Chol, whom Seoul has accused of involvement in attacks on the South that killed 50 people in 2010.

South Korea is hoping to ease tensions by allowing the North to participate in the games. Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, attended the opening ceremony in a historic first _ no member of the ruling Kim family had ever traveled to the South before. She invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to a summit with her brother in Pyongyang.

Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and adviser, will also attend the closing ceremony.

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