Inter-Korean working-level talks held

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Working-level talks between the north and the south of Korea for the dispatch of the north side's art troupe were held at the Thongil House in Panmunjom on Monday.

Present there were members of the north side's delegation led by Kwon Hyok Bong, department director of the Ministry of Culture, and members of the south side's delegation with Ri U Song, section head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as its chief delegate.

At the talks both sides had a sincere discussion on the practical matters related to the performances by the north side's art troupe to be dispatched to the south side's area with the 23rd Winter Olympics as an occasion and adopted a joint press release.

According to the release, the north side will dispatch its art troupe comprised of more than 140 members to the south side and give its performances in Kangrung and Seoul. Various technical matters for performances will be smoothly settled through consultation with the south side.

Reflected in the joint press release is the content that the north side will send a field survey delegation as early as possible and the south side will ensure the safety and convenience of the north side's art troupe to the maximum, and other working matters will be discussed in the way of exchanging documents through Panmunjom liaison channel.

(KCNA - January 15, 2018)

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