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Korea accepts Olympics talks offer from South

 International Desk Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 11:45 AM, 5 January 2018  

South Korean officials said that North Korea has accepted their offer to attend high-level talks next week.

The meeting will take place on January 9 which will focus to find a way for North Korean athletes to attend the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in February.

The meeting is expected to be held on the border at Panmunjom area.

The village is a heavily guarded demilitarized zone (DMZ) where the two sides have held their historical talks.

An official from South Korea`s presidential office said that the meeting`s main topic will be the Pyeongchang Winter Games. He also told South Korea`s Yonhap news agency that he believed the discussion will be improving South-North ties.

Earlier South Korea`s President Moon Jae-in said that he sees the Winter Olympics as a groundbreaking chance to develop the relations between the two Korea which is still at war.

This week there is a small sign progress where North Korea restored a telephone hotline at their mutual border to enable the first contact about their talks.

North Korea has infuriated the United States with their repeated nuclear tests and missile launches which results to tighten the international sanctions.

The US has agreed to a request from South Korea to suspend joint military operations which will schedule to take place during the Games.

Daily Bangladesh/Adnan/Nishi