The meeting was called following a joint proposal by the North and South Korea on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
South Korea's unification ministry said on Saturday that North Korea has proposed working-level talks on the prospects of sending its performance "art" group to the winter olympics held in the South.
A senior South Korean official said on Friday that Seoul is seeking to form a joint women's ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month's Winter Olympics being hosted by the South.
North Korea confirmed on Tuesday that it will send a delegation of athletes to the Olympics, which take place in Pyeongchang next month, despite the two countries technically still being at war.
It would be chaired by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on January 20, it was announced on Wednesday.Читайте также: Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE:COF) 2017 Q3 Institutional Investor Sentiment Steady
There was no immediate response from North Korea to the proposals. This was considered a benevolent North Korean gesture. Cross-country skiers and speed skaters are understood to be among those who could benefit.
They previously formed unified teams in 1991, at the World Table Tennis Championships and the FIFA World Youth Championship both held that year.
North Korea has yet to comment on the South's offer, which is in the spirit of the original deal and even goes beyond it.
South Korea asked its neighbour to halt hostile acts that stoke tension on the peninsula, and in return, the North agreed that peace should be guaranteed in the region, the South's unification ministry said in a separate statement.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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