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Canceled North Korean visit to prep for Olympics 'not permanent': South Korea ministry

From Reuters - January 19, 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreas Unification Ministry said on Saturday that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegations planned visit to the South to prepare for the Norths art troupe during the Winter Olympics was not a permanent cancellation.

Its not a permanent cancellation on sending its advance team for performance, it is a tentative cancel, a ministry official said.

A seven-member North Korean team had been scheduled to visit on Saturday to check venues for the performances, the Unification Ministry previously said.

It was unclear whether the cancellation cast any doubt over the preparations for the Norths participation in next months Winter Olympics in South Koreas Pyeongchang, an apparent diplomatic breakthrough after months of high tension over the Norths nuclear and missile program.

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