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Ambassador: SKorea doing its best to have NKorea at Olympics

Europe, Europa
21.11.2017
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Berlin (dpa) - South Korea‘s Ambassador to Germany, Lee Kyung Soo, said Tuesday his country is doing its best to have athletes from North Korea compete at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

"We would be happy to welcome a delegation from North Korea at the Games. We are doing our best to make participation of the North Koreans possible," Lee, a former deputy foreign minister, said at an Olympic event at the Korean culture centre in Berlin.

North Korea has qualified for the figure skating pairs competition but the communist country is yet to say whether it will send athletes to the south for the February 9-25 Games.

The North‘s missile testing and nuclear programme has led to high tension in the region but Lee said travelling to the Games will be safe for everyone.

"We are a safe country, the economy is very successful. That is only possible because safety is always guaranteed," Lee said.

 

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