North and South Korea have been making progress after engaging in peace talks for the first time in two years, and they have come to an agreement ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
On Wednesday morning, reports surfaced that the two countries would come together to march under a “unified Korea” flag.
From the report:
If the plans are realised, a hundreds-strong North Korean delegation – including 230 cheerleaders, 140 orchestral musicians and 30 taekwondo athletes – could cross into the South via the land border to attend.
The North has also agreed to send a smaller, 150-member delegation to the Paralympics in March.
North and South Korea will also come together to field a unified women’s hockey team, though those plans have been met with some resistance from South Korean coaches and members of the media.
The Pyeongchang Olympics, which are officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, take place from Feb. 9 through Feb. 25. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the venue appropriately known as Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.