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Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

2018-02-23 16:25
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, arrived in South Korea on Friday (February 23) to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Senior White House Adviser, Ivanka Trump : "It is a great honour to be here in South Korea with the U.S. delegation. We are very very excited to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, to cheer for team USA and to reaffirm our strong and enduring commitment with the people of the Republic of Korea. So thank you for the kind welcome, we are excited to be here and we are looking forward to several wonderful days. Thank you." Speaking to the media as she landed at Incheon International Airport, Ivanka Trump said the U.S. delegation is looking to reaffirm their commitment with South Korea. Later in the day, the team of officials will attend a banquet at South Korea's presidential Blue House hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Her visit coincides with that of a sanctioned North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors. The United States is due to announce its largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to further pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programme, as South Korea readies itself for more talks with the North's officials. U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, met South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday (February 23) as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Ivanka Trump attended a banquet hosted by Moon at South Korea's presidential Blue House in the capital, which featured a traditional Korean music performance for her delegation. Ivanka Trump's visit coincides with that of a sanctioned North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors, but a U.S. senior administration official said she had no plans to meet with the North Korean representative. Credit: Reuters