South Korea approves record $2.6 million budget for North Korean's Olympic visit

14 February 2018

South Korea approved the use of $2.64 million to support the cost of hosting hundreds of visiting North Koreans during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The Unification Ministry spokesman said the funds will pay for the costs including accommodations and food. There are 424 North Koreans visiting the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Costs for hosting the high-level official delegation were paid for separately from the government budget, the spokesman added without disclosing details.