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North And South Korea Break Ice, Thanks To The Winter Olympics

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| February 10 , 2018 , 15:46 IST

They say sports is a great unifier. The statement could not be more relevant in any era than today. With the Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea, a rare friendliness has been seen between estranged neighbors North and South Korea.

The two nations have never seen each other eye to eye and have waged numerous wars since the Divide of Korea that paved way to the existence of these nations.

The Winter Olympics being held in South Korea has sown the seeds of communication between the two nations. The first step in this direction was the decision of joint marching of North Korean and South Korean athletes in the opening ceremony of the Winter Games and the declaration of the first joint Olympics team in Women’s Ice Hockey.

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The second and most important step in this step was North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sending his sister to South Korea to watch the Winter Olympics. This was the first time a member of the ruling family visited the South Korean Nation since the Korean War.

Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong attended the historic meeting between top officials of the two nations at the Presidential Palace in Seoul. During the meeting she personally delivered Kim Jong Un’s personal and official invitation to the South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit PyongYang.

If Moon accepts and honours Kim Jong Un’s invite, this could turn out to be the greatest diplomatic step between the two nations.