North Korea To Send Delegation To Closing Of Pyeongchang Olympics

North Korea to send delegation to closing of Pyeongchang Olympics

North Korea will send a high-ranking delegation to the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the South Korean government said Thursday.

The South's Unification Ministry said the North notified it on Thursday that the delegation will be led by Kim Yong Chol, a vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

The delegation is scheduled to make a three-day trip to South Korea from Sunday, the day the closing ceremony will be held in Pyeongchang in eastern South Korea.

Kim is also in charge of handling relations with South Korea.

For the Olympics' opening ceremony, held earlier this month, North Korea also sent a high-level delegation that included leader Kim Jong Un's sister and close aide, Kim Yo Jong, and ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.