January 20, 2018 / 11:04 AM / 7 months ago

North Korea to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday - South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Saturday North Korea’s delegation to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month’s Winter Olympics will be sent to South Korea on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games logo is seen at the the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski/File Photo

North Korea sent a statement on Saturday saying it would send the delegation by land route on Jan. 21 and the schedule during the visit could be carried out as previously agreed upon, the Unification Ministry said in a statement.

The South Korean government will review North Korea’s suggestion and respond, the Unification Ministry said.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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