A team of three officials will be led by Ri Son Gwon, the chairman of North Korea's committee for the peaceful reunification of the country, the North told its neighbour early on Saturday, the South's Unification Ministry said.
John Bolton, a neoconservative, an ardent advocate of the invasion of Iraq and using military force against Iran and North Korea becomes Trump's third national security adviser in 14 months.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho met with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven amid speculation that Sweden may mediate talks between Pyongyang and Washington.
The firing of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was inevitable but Trump's leadership style of running the administration as his personal fiefdom likely means that the US State Department is just getting a change of face, not a change of culture.
The Winter Paralympians of North and South Korea have appeared separately under their own countries' flags after a row over the blue-and-white Korean unification flag.
Pyongyang also wants to hold talks with the United States on denuclearisation and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, Seoul's envoy says on Tuesday, following a meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong-un.
Both Seoul and Washington have expressed willingness to talk, but the US President Donald Trump demands the North "denuke" first.
Special envoys Suh Hoon and Chung Eui-yong will lead the Pyongyang visit but the upcoming military drills between US and South Korea could dampen their mission.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the United States and North Korea should both make concessions so they can sit down to talks.
Before a friendly crowd of conservatives, US President Donald Trump also pressed for the arming of many teachers and school security guards in response to a deadly school shooting in Florida.
South Korea's Unification Ministry says the North's presence in Pyeongchang is generating "key momentum for improving inter-Korean relations and securing peace on the Korean peninsula."
Thomas Bach dismissed concerns that North Korea has tried to "hijack" the Winter Games for political purposes following a rapid round of diplomacy between the two Koreas during the opening days of the Games.
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