After a period of 2 years, North Korea has surprisingly agreed to sit down with South Korea for talks.
According to Fox, a South Korean official said, “We believe that the South and North have finalized the organization of their delegations in a balanced way.”
According to sources,
Ri has led North Korea’s delegation in cross-border military talks since 2006. He is considered the “right-hand man” of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party’s chairman Kim Young-chol. Kim is known to have orchestrated the 2010 torpedo attack on a South Korean Navy ship that killed 46 sailors, Yonhap reported.
North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold talks in the DMZ village of Panmunjom. The Olympic games in Pyeongchang start Feb. 9. South Korean officials hope the talks can lead to discussions on improving relations.
South Korean Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan said last week the dialogue could be the olive branch that ushers in a new era of peace and prosperity in the Korean Peninsula after a year of threats and nuclear and missile tests by the rogue regime.