THIS WEEK: Winter Olympics bring hope for Korea talks
Kampala, Uganda | THIS WEEK | The Winter Olympics ongoing in Seoul, South Korea have offered a ray of hope for talks between the host nation and its belligerent neighbor, North Korea. The games have calmed tensions between the two hostile nations thanks to a rare move from North Korea which sent a delegation to its southern neighbor. After a glitzy opening ceremony, the attention shifted to the North Korean delegation which had a high profile figure in Kim Jong un’s sister- Kim Yo jong.
It is the first time a member of the ruling family in North Korea is setting foot in South Korea. The North Korean delegation held talks with President Moon Jae of South Korea although it remains unclear what was discussed. However, US Vice President Mike Pence, who briefly attended the games stayed away from the two delegations and told media that the US government would insist on sanctions to deter the North Korean regime from its nuclear programme.