During his visit to Pyongyang, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Latter thanked the German for his contribution to the ‘defrosting’ of relations with South Korea. Reports that the North Korean staatspersagentschap KCNA Saturday.
The last winter Olympics in the South Korean Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February, were the stage for rapprochement between the koreas. Both countries had issued a joint team at the ijshockeytoernooi for women. That IOC president Thomas Bach to North Korea would have to travel was during the Games already announced.
Bach landed Thursday morning in Pyongyang for a three-day visit to the country. On the program was also a according to KCNA, “warm and friendly” meeting with Kim. The duo lived under a vrouwenvoetbalwedstrijd. In addition, they discussed the cooperation between the IOC and North Korea in the future, which include all the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo in the Olympics in Beijing 2022 were.
According to the KCNA said Kim also his ‘deep gratitude’ to the IOC for the cooperation during the Olympics, regardless of the political climate’. In addition, the ‘dramatic defrosting’ of relations between North and South Korea ‘entirely due’ to the efforts of the Committee. Kim also expects in the future to ‘close contact and excellent cooperation’.