Saturday, 6 January 2018

North Korean Olympic official says his country is 'likely' to attend Olympics in South Korea

A North Korean Olympic official has said that his country is "likely to participate" in next month's Winter Olympic Games, reports say.

Chang Ung, Pyongyang's representative to the International Olympic Committee, reportedly made the comment at Beijing International Airport on Saturday.

Mr Chang is believed to be travelling to Switzerland to discuss the subject, Japanese news agency Kyodo reports.

It comes a day after Pyongyang agreed to official talks with South Korea.

US President Donald Trump, who has exchanged insults with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, said the talks showed his "tough stance" had worked. He said he wanted the talks to go "beyond the Olympics".

BBC         News.