South Korea will pay for the participation of the DPRK in the Olympics

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The placement of the DPRK delegation, which arrived in the winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea pay. Preliminary costs are estimated at $2.64 million

South Korea will spend approximately $2.64 million to cover costs for the hundreds of North Koreans who arrived at the winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang. About this report Economy news.

In particular, the Ministry of unification of South Korea said that these funds will cover the costs of the Olympics, which includes housing and food team, North Korea, orchestra, performers, Taekwondo, as well as journalists and other support staff. Collectively, they constitute a group of 424 North Koreans.

The President of South Korea, moon Jae-In, invited athletes, fans and officials of North Korea at the Olympic games in an attempt to reduce tensions, which increased until that time between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington over nuclear program of North Korea.

The cost of hosting the official high-level delegation will be paid separately.

Travel between the two Koreas have been impossible without the approval of both governments after the war of 1950-1953 that divided the Peninsula and ended in a truce, not a peace Treaty.

Recall that on 7 February in Pyeongchang for the opening of the Winter Olympic games profit cheerleaders from North Korea. The delegation consisted of 280 people, among whom were the Minister of sports of North Korea, Kim Il-Guk.