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Pence may encounter N.Korea's ceremonial head at Olympic reception

IANS  |  Seoul 

US Vice may encounter North Korea's ceremonial on Friday as both will attend a reception in honour of the PyeongChang hosted by South Korean Moon Jae-in.

The dinner meeting will be held in Yongpyeong, just east of PyeongChang, hours before the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, News Agency quoted officials from the presidential office as saying.

It will involve 200 other dignitaries, including nearly two dozen global leaders including Japanese and a of the

It remains to be seen whether Pence and Kim will hold a meaningful conversation.

The North said on Thursday its delegates to had no intention of meeting their US counterparts while in

The Pence arrived here on Thursday, while Kim and other North Korean delegates, including leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Yo-jong, will arrive later on Friday.

The Games will continue until February 25.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 08:38 IST