S. Korea-US alliance stands at 'critical juncture' amid threats from NK
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 26, 2017,
Jun 26, 2017, 2:29
Most of the tens of thousands of North Koreans in South Korea escaped their authoritarian homeland through third-party countries after making their way into China.
"While North Korea is not (completely) ready, I think (the North Korean team) is coming to send a message that it is at least willing to try to improve inter-Korean relations", said Ahn Chan-il, the head of World Institute for North Korean studies.
The president was speaking at the opening of the World Taekwondo Championships in the southern county of Muju.
Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present.
Moon said he wished for World Taekwondo and the ITF "can become one" through the parallel demonstrations.
The possibility a combined Korean women's ice hockey team has also been raised by Do.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said earlier this month that the country is open to co-hosting the World Cup in 2030 with North Korea and other Asian countries.
According to the Korea Herald, he will discuss the prospect of North Korea hosting competitions at the Masikryong ski resort. "I want to feel the same Olympic sensation".
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After the launch at a military test site on the southwest coast, Moon said it was important for South Korea to maintain military capability that could "dominate" North Korea in order to maintain peace on the peninsula and for future engagement policies with the North to be effective, his spokesman Park Soo-hyun said.
He was speaking after South Korea's sports minister Do Jong-Hwan was quoted as saying some skiing events for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics could be held in North Korea, although officials insist he was misunderstood.
The US anti-missile system - known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) - is now stationed in South Korea.