South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will hold a working-level dialogue next week to discuss the DPRK's participation in the Winter Paralympics, Seoul's unification ministry said Friday.
Lawmakers of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party protest the government's decision to recieve Kim Yong-chol as part of the North Korean delegation to the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics on Friday.
On Thursday, 22 February, Pence continued the rhetoric by calling Kim Jo Yong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, "a central pillar of the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet".
However, a meeting between the two will not take place, according to South Korean officials.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in pictures.
Meanwhile, South Korean government officials appear to be glossing over the incident in hopes to improve relations on the Korean peninsula.
"The upcoming visit by adviser Ivanka is meant to celebrate the successful hosting of the Pyeongchang Olympics and highlight the mutual understanding of the South Korea-US alliance", Noh Kyu-duk, spokesman for the foreign ministry in Seoul, said Tuesday, according to the Yonhap news agency.
Also lowering expectations for any new outreach is Pyongyang's selection of Kim Yong Chul to head the country's Olympic delegation at the closing ceremony.
While the 2011 joint investigation did not say who had been behind the sinking, the South Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND) at the time suggested Kim and the RGB had orchestrated the attack.
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Washington has sought to project resolve in the face of a growing threat from the North - which has tested intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland and previous year carried out its most powerful nuclear blast to date.
Kim Yong-chol is a familiar figure to South Korean negotiators. Moon is scheduled to host her for dinner in Seoul on Friday and she will attend the Olympic Games on Saturday and the closing ceremony on Sunday.
The president's daughter is leading the US delegation at her father's request.
She also delivered an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit North Korea.
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The nuclear-armed North sent four top officials including Kim Yo Jong and the ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, along with 18 support staff, to the Pyeongchang Winter Games as it mounted a charm offensive.
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