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N.K. willing to send delegation to PyeongChang Olympics: leader

All Headlines 10:16 January 01, 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Monday his country is willing to send its delegation to the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea.

"The Winter Games to be held in South Korea will be a good occasion for the country. We sincerely hope that the Winter Olympics will be a success," Kim said in his New Year's Day message. "We have readiness to take various steps, including the dispatch of the delegation."

The leader also said that the North is open to talks with South Korea to discuss its participation in the games.

It marked the first official announcement by North Korea over its willingness to attend the Winter Games, which will be held from Feb. 9-25.

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