U.N. Allows North Korean Officials to Travel to South Korea for Olympics

World | February 9, 2018, Friday // 10:15|  views


A United Nations Security Council committee granted approval on Thursday for a North Korean delegation, specifically U.N.-sanctioned senior official Choe Hwi, to travel to South Korea for the opening of the Winter Olympics, diplomats said, cited by Reuters reported.

While South Korea asked for broad approval to host the high-level delegation from Pyongyang - including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong - Choe was the only member subjected to a targeted U.N. travel ban and asset freeze.

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Tags: Olympics, Olympic Games, South Korea, North Korea, U.N.


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