North Korea will send a delegation to prepare cultural performances: Seoul

Vastavam web: North Korea has informed Seoul it will send a delegation tomorrow to prepare cultural performances during the Winter Olympics, the South’s unification minister said today, a day after Pyongyang abruptly cancelled the visit.The North had initially planned to send a seven-member advance team headed by the leader of a popular all-female Western-style band for a two-day visit from today to inspect venues for proposed performances in Seoul and the eastern city of Gangneung.”The North informed us that it will send the arts delegation on Sunday”, a day later than initially planned, the ministry said in a statement today.

Hyon was the subject of lurid 2013 reports in the South that she and around a dozen other state musicians had been executed for appearing in porn movies.But critics in the South have said a unified team would disrupt the side and deprive some Southern squad members of the chance to play on the Olympic stage.The conservative opposition Liberty Korea Party has strongly objected to the agreement, arguing the North is seeking to exploit the South’s Olympics for its own propaganda.

“The Pyeongchang Olympics is becoming like a Pyongyang Olympics”, its leader Hong Jun-Pyo said yesterday.A larger share — 49.4 per cent — were in favour of the neighbours holding their own national flags.