Pyeongchang, South Korea (CNN) - North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement on Sunday.
The South Korean leader said he had met with the North Korean delegation in Pyeongchang before the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics, and told them that talks between North Korea and the United States should take place "as soon as possible." possible".
Moon said the North Koreans indicated that they were willing to talk to the United States, and agreed that "relations between the Koreas and the relationship between North Korea and the United States should be developed jointly."
Moon met for an hour with the North Korean delegation at an undisclosed location in Pyeongchang at 5 p.m. local time on Sunday, three hours before the closing ceremony.
As the lights went out in the stadium for the ceremony, delegates from North Korea and the United States took their seats in the VIP area.