North and South Korea have agreed to march together under the Unification Flag of Korea at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
The diplomatic breakthrough was announced by South Korea after they sat down with North Korea for talks about the upcoming Winter Olympics amidst military tension.
Technically still at war, the two countries will also compete with a joint women’s ice hockey team, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said. Skiers from the two countries will train together in the North before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, early next month.
North Korea will also be sending a group of 230 supporters to cheer on their athletes, while a smaller group will be attending the Paralympics.
Unification Flag of Korea, first used in 1991 at the World Table Tennis Championships, features a a blue silhouette of the peninsula and its islands. It has however not been used since the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy.