Seoul officials say North Korea will send its nominal head of state to South Korea this week amid Olympic cooperation

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WTOP—PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Seoul officials say North Korea will send its nominal head of state to South Korea this week amid Olympic cooperation. The post Seoul officials say North Korea will send its nominal head of state to South Korea this week amid Olympic cooperation appeared first on WTOP.

North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid a diplomatic rapprochement sparked by the Winter Olympics. Kim Yong-nam, the ceremonial head of state, will lead a 22-member delegation to the South beginning on Friday, said the South's Unification Ministry.. Kim Yong-nam will be the most senior official to ever visit South Korea when he attends the Winter Olympics this week.