Authorities from North and South Korea agreed to hold high-level talks to help “relieve military tensions” ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games; releasing a rare joint statement just hours after a historic meeting at the de-militarized zone between the two nations.
According to ABC News, the communist regime will send a negotiating delegation along with their athletes to the international competition when it’s held in South Korea next month.
“Cheerleaders, artists, spectators” and members of the North Korean media will also travel with the delegation.
It’s been more than two years since North and South Korean officials have held a formal dialogue.
The announcement comes just days after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un wished the South a “successful” Olympic Games; adding that a “glorious” competition would reflect well on the Korean people at large.
Inside sources say the South Korean government went so far as to ask their neighbors to the North to march side-by-side during the games’ opening ceremonies. The hermit kingdom has yet to respond to the offer.