At a press conference on January 2, a day after Kim Jong-un said North Korea may send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, South Korea’s unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon said Seoul was “reiterating our willingness to hold talks with the North at any time and place in any form”. Photo: AFP

Why North Korea’s Olympic ‘olive branch’ will only end in South Korean disappointment

John Power says Seoul should know from bitter experience that sports diplomacy of this kind may make for a great photo op but will not lead to real cooperation or peace. Nuclear disarmament will never be on the agenda

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At a press conference on January 2, a day after Kim Jong-un said North Korea may send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, South Korea’s unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon said Seoul was “reiterating our willingness to hold talks with the North at any time and place in any form”. Photo: AFP
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