U.N. allows N.Korean officials to travel to S.Korea for Olympics - diplomats

by Reuters
Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:17 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council committee granted approval on Thursday for a North Korean delegation, specifically U.N.-sanctioned senior official Choe Hwi, to travel to South Korea for the opening of the Winter Olympics, diplomats said.

While South Korea asked for broad approval to host the high-level delegation from Pyongyang - including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong - Choe was the only member subjected to a targeted U.N. travel ban and asset freeze. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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