North and South Korea to meet to discuss taking part in Paralympics

Representatives from North and South Korea will meet Monday to discuss the North's participation in the upcoming Pyeo...

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 11:54 AM
Updated: Feb 23, 2018 11:54 AM

Representatives from North and South Korea will meet Monday to discuss the North's participation in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games, according to Seoul.

In a statement, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Pyongyang had accepted a proposal "to hold working-level talks" in the Panmunjom border village on the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.

The meeting will take place on Monday, February 27 at 10 a.m. South Korea time.

Similar meetings were held in the run up to North Korea agreeing to participate in the Winter Olympics, which wrap up in Pyeongchang this weekend.

North Korea sent a large delegation of athletes, coaches, support staff and cheerleaders to the Games, including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong.

Kim Yo Jong met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and shared a widely publicized handshake with him during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

She also delivered an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit North Korea.

"I hope Pyongyang and Seoul get closer in our people's hearts and move forward the future of prosperous unification," Kim wrote in a guest book at the Blue House, seat of South Korea's Presidency.

The political delegation left after a few days in the South, and while it was seen as something of a diplomatic breakthrough, major questions remained -- chiefly how Moon will walk the delicate balance of lowering tensions between South and North while not damaging Seoul's ties to Washington, which remains highly skeptical of and hostile towards North Korea.

He will have a chance to build on the latter relationship Friday, with Ivanka Trump having landed in Seoul to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Sunday.

Also attending, but not arriving until the day, is a delegation from the North, led by senior official Kim Yong Chol.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 115763

Reported Deaths: 3263
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds7973177
DeSoto703979
Harrison522384
Jackson457884
Rankin394086
Madison383194
Lee357380
Forrest304678
Jones292484
Washington258399
Lafayette250443
Lauderdale2478135
Lamar225538
Oktibbeha202454
Bolivar201677
Neshoba1849111
Lowndes179962
Panola170040
Leflore167187
Sunflower162349
Warren154855
Monroe150673
Pontotoc147220
Marshall143129
Lincoln140157
Pike138456
Copiah137536
Scott125429
Coahoma124937
Grenada122638
Yazoo122234
Simpson121549
Union118825
Tate116839
Leake115041
Holmes114760
Itawamba113925
Pearl River113660
Adams108544
Prentiss106120
Wayne101722
Alcorn100112
George99218
Covington97527
Marion95042
Tippah90322
Newton86627
Chickasaw85526
Tallahatchie84526
Winston84121
Hancock84028
Tishomingo81241
Attala79426
Clarke75851
Clay69321
Jasper68717
Walthall63927
Calhoun62612
Noxubee59817
Smith59416
Montgomery54923
Yalobusha54514
Claiborne53716
Tunica53517
Lawrence51814
Perry49423
Carroll49312
Greene47818
Stone47514
Humphreys43816
Amite42513
Quitman4206
Jefferson Davis41011
Webster37613
Benton3416
Wilkinson33820
Kemper32615
Sharkey28514
Jefferson27610
Franklin2423
Choctaw2086
Issaquena1074
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 158701

Reported Deaths: 2680
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson23292377
Mobile16916315
Tuscaloosa10345140
Montgomery10250197
Madison935096
Shelby739063
Baldwin665869
Lee654665
Calhoun459961
Marshall439550
Etowah428551
Houston417034
Morgan416435
DeKalb342629
Elmore320853
St. Clair295542
Limestone287230
Walker279492
Talladega266435
Cullman248024
Lauderdale229442
Jackson215915
Autauga205931
Franklin205531
Colbert202132
Russell19493
Blount193225
Chilton188432
Dallas186627
Coffee177111
Dale176351
Covington174729
Escambia172730
Clarke135217
Chambers135044
Pike134113
Tallapoosa132987
Marion108129
Barbour10339
Marengo101922
Butler101140
Winston92913
Geneva9067
Lawrence85832
Pickens85218
Bibb84014
Randolph82716
Hale76830
Washington74912
Clay74412
Cherokee73814
Henry7176
Lowndes71328
Bullock64917
Monroe64610
Crenshaw60830
Perry5926
Fayette57713
Cleburne5698
Wilcox56812
Conecuh56113
Macon53620
Lamar4965
Sumter47221
Choctaw39212
Greene34216
Coosa2043
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 62°
Columbus
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Oxford
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 57°
Starkville
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 59°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather