North Korea To Send Athletes To Paralympic Games In South Korea

Following North Korea’s first visit to South Korea during the Winter Olympics, it seems that the tension between the two countries might have reduced as it is been reported that North Korea plans to send athletes to compete in next month’s Paralympic Games in South Korea. Now, officials from North and South Korea met on…”
Moroti Olatujoye
February 27, 2018 12:29 pm

Following North Korea’s first visit to South Korea during the Winter Olympics, it seems that the tension between the two countries might have reduced as it is been reported that North Korea plans to send athletes to compete in next month’s Paralympic Games in South Korea.

Now, officials from North and South Korea met on Tuesday at a village along the heavily-fortified border to discuss logistics for the Paralympics, which begin on March 8.

The Winter Games was held in PyeongChang in South Korea from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25 with North Korea participating for the first time.

South Korean leaders see Pyongyang’s participation in the Games as key to lowering tensions on the peninsula and possibly leading to diplomatic negotiations over the North’s nuclear programme.

The 2018 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the XII Paralympic Winter Games, and commonly known as the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics, is an international winter multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities.

 

Related Posts

See All