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Ivanka arrives for Winter Olympics closing ceremony

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23 February, 2018 15:57 PM



Ivanka arrives for Winter Olympics closing ceremony

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Ivanka Trump has arrived in South Korea leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Her father US President Donald Trump and the Olympic Committee asked her to attend, according to White House officials.

One of North's Korea highest ranking figures, General Kim Yong-chol, will also attend Sunday's closing ceremony.

However, South Korean officials say there will be no formal meeting between North Korea and the US.

"I am honoured to lead the US delegation to the closing ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics," Ms Trump said in a White House press statement.

"We look forward to congratulating Team USA and celebrating all that our athletes have achieved."

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will be one of five members in the delegation.

Ms Trump will have dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday night, South Korean media reported.

The Olympic Games, which began on 9 February, are being held in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang.


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