New Delhi, Jan 17: In what could be described as a huge diplomatic breakthrough, North and south Korea have agreed to bury their differences and walk as one nation at the opening ceremony of Winter Olympics. south Korean city of Pyeongchang will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics from 9 to 25 February.Also Read - Viral Video: Man Asks Barber to Give Him a Kim Jong-un Haircut and the Result Left him Laughing Hard | WATCH
The contingent of athletes from North and South Korea will walk under a unified flag, which features a blue-coloured silhouette of the peninsula on a white background, during the mega-sporting event. The flag was last used during 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy. (Also Read: North Korea, South Korea Ready to Hold Military Talks) Also Read - North Korea Test-fires New Long-range Cruise Missiles With Possible Nuclear Capability: Report
The two neighbouring nations have also agreed to field a joint team in the women’s ice hockey competition during the event, CNN quoted South Korea’s Unification Ministry, as saying. Also Read - South Korea's Childbirth Rate Hits Lowest Since 1981; Reveals Statistical Office Data
The announcement was made after days of talks between the two warring countries at the demilitarised zone.
Officials from North and South earlier this week said they had agreed to hold negotiations to resolve problems and avert accidental conflict, after their first official dialogue in more than two years amid high tension over the North’s weapons programme. (Also Read: North Korea Ready to Send Athletes to South Korea For 2018 Winter Olympics: Kim Jong-Un)
(With inputs from Reuters)