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North Korea calls off pre-Winter Olympics joint cultural performance: Seoul

The event was part of a rapid apparent rapprochement between Seoul and Pyongyang

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North and South Korean athletes and delegation enter the field together waving a unification flag during the opening ceremonies of the 4th East Asian Games in 2005 Photo: reuters

AFP | PTI Seoul
North Korea on Monday called off a joint cultural performance with artistes from the South ahead of the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Seoul said.

The event at Mount Kumgang in the North, part of a rapid apparent rapprochement between Seoul and Pyongyang, had been due to take place on Sunday.

But Seoul's unification ministry said it had been notified by the North that it "has been called off".

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 8:59 PM IST

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