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Discussions on Tuesday over North Korean Paralympic participation

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Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - North Korea‘s potential participation in the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month is to be discussed between the two countries on Tuesday.

A meeting will take place in the border town of Panmunjom, according to the Unification Ministry in Seoul on Friday, after the Winter Games conclude on Sunday. Should North Korea agree to take part, it would be its first-ever time attending the Paralympics.

North Korea has been offered spots for two Nordic skiers, which, according to current information, are to go to Kim Jong Hyon and Ma Yu Chol, who made their international debuts at the Para World Cup in January.

As with the Winter Olympics, it is planned that South and North Korean athletes would march together at the March 9 opening ceremony. A fan group from North Korea would also attend the Games to support athletes from both countries.


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