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Canceled North Korean visit to prep for Olympics not permanent

Staff Writer | January 20, 2018
South Korea’s Unification Ministry said that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegation’s planned visit to the South to prepare for the North’s art troupe during the Winter Olympics was “not a permanent cancellation.”
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“It’s not a permanent cancellation on sending its advance team for performance, it is a tentative cancel,” a ministry official said.

A seven-member North Korean team had been scheduled to visit on Saturday to check venues for the performances, the Unification Ministry previously said.

It was unclear whether the cancellation cast any doubt over the preparations for the North’s participation in next months Winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, an apparent diplomatic breakthrough after months of high tension over the North’s nuclear and missile program.

North Korea has still not disclosed the reason as to why it is not sending the advance team


 

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