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Ivanka Trump arrives in S. Korea for Olympics

Posted February. 24, 2018 07:45,   

Updated February. 24, 2018 07:45


Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea Friday to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. In a written interview with The Dong-A Ilbo the same day, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser said, “North Korea, if not the most, is no doubt one of the repressive regimes in the world.”

This is her first media interview in Korea. When she visited Japan for three days in November last year, she had no interview with any Japanese media.

When asked what she thinks about being compared to Kim Yo Jong, who was dubbed “North Korean Ivanka” by South Korean media, the U.S. First Daughter indirectly expressed her displeasure by saying, “I would rather happily talk about our common interest with my sisters in South Korea.”

On the possibility of any contact with the North Korean high-level delegation during her stay in South Korea, she made her intention clear by saying, “I have no plan of meeting with anyone from North Korea.” Ivanka said the “core message” she brought to South Korea is congratulating on the successful hosting of the Olympics and expressing her gratitude for a warm welcome and hospitality shown to the U.S. delegation.

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