"We will continue to accompany this political dialogue through sport, by helping athletes to prepare for and compete in future editions of the Olympic Games," Bach said, as quoted in an IOC statement, at the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
IOC delegation's visit to Pyongyang began on Thursday and finished on Saturday. During the visit, Bach met with senior North Korean officials and visited several sporting facilities.
On Thursday, South and North Korea have agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit on April 27 in the border village of Panmunjom. The meeting will take place ahead of an expected meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim in May.
In 2017, the situation on the Korean peninsula escalated due to North Korea’s nuclear test and repeated ballistic missile launches, which have further stoked tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
The North Korean team united with the team of its southern neighbor, marching under the Korean Unification Flag during the opening ceremony, while also forming a single women's ice hockey team.