Kim Jong-UN ordered to open a “hotline” with Seoul to discuss the Olympics in 2018
TOKYO, 3 Dec — RIA Novosti, Xenia Naka. North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN gave the order to open a closed a long time “hot line” between North Korea and South Korea, it was stated by the head of management on Affairs between the two Koreas on state radio.
As reported by Yonhap news Agency, the line will be open at 9.30 GMT. The purpose of this step is to discuss the possible participation of the DPRK delegation in the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. The official also said that Kim Jong UN welcomes the support provided by South Korea his peace proposal for participation of the delegation.
On Tuesday, the head of the South Korean Ministry of unification, Cho Myung-Gyun offered to organize a high-level meeting in Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone to discuss the question of the participation of North Korean athletes in the Olympics in Pyeongchang. North Korea was silent during the day, and then made a statement about the opening of “hot line”.
In a speech on 1 January, DPRK leader said about the theoretical possibility of participation of the delegation of their country in the Olympics.
The administration of Gangwon province, where the capital of the future Olympiad, expressed the intention in the case of participation of the North Korean delegation to provide them for the journey cruise ship.