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IOC president’s trip to N.Korea expected to extend a post-Games olive branch

2018-02-13 10:51:43       source:Global Times

February 13, 2018

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games as part of an agreement between the IOC and North and South Korea, a signal the Games are continuing to ease tensions between the two Koreas. 

A source told Reuters the trip would be "sometime after the Olympic Games," which will end on February 25. The source did not comment on the agenda for the visit.

The visit shows that negotiations to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula during the Winter Olympics have been successful, Lü Chao, a research fellow with the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Monday.

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