After the talks, North Korea said Hyon would also lead the Samjiyon art troupe, whose performances would be the first by a North Korean group in South Korea since 2002. Among the 22 are 12 women who will join South Korea’s female hockey team in the Koreas’ first-ever unified Olympic team. The 22 North Korean athletes will march together with South Korean players under a single “unification flag” depicting their peninsula during the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang. Her delegation had been expected in South Korea on Saturday, but North Korea cancelled that plan on Friday night before it proposed a two-day trip starting Sunday. An attempt by the group to perform any propaganda piece would trigger protests from conservatives in South Korea.
Source: thestar January 21, 2018 15:56 UTC