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 - South Korea Puts Up Breathtaking Drone Show to Thank Doctors, Remind People About Covid-19 Measures
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 - Kim Jong-un Calls For 'Maximum Alert' Against COVID-19 Crisis
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 - Is PUBG Mobile A Chinese App & Why Has It Not Been Banned in India? | All You Need To Know
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)