Seoul [South Korea], Apr 3 (ANI): South Korea on Tuesday will send a seven-member delegation for working-level talks to North Korea, scheduled for Wednesday, in order to discuss security and protocol matters, ahead of the inter-Korean summit this month, according to government officials.
The South Korean unification ministry said in a statement, citing Yonhap news agency, that Seoul informed Pyongyang of the composition of the delegation.
The seven-member delegation would be led by Cho Han-ki, a presidential secretary on protocol. The working-level talks would take place in Peace House, located on the southern side of Panmunjom border village, situated along the heavily-guarded Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).
Last week, the two Koreas agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit, which would be chaired by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This would be the first time in 11 years that a summit would be held.
The South Korean's delegation will also include Shin Yong-wook, a senior presidential security officer, and Kwun Hyuk-ki, director of the press centre at the presidential office 'Cheong Wa Dae' respectively.
The working-level talks come ahead of the April 27 summit, where the two Korean leaders are expected to discuss on denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula as well as a peace plan, in an effort to improve the bilateral relations between the two countries.
There has been a pressing need for the denuclearisation of North Korea by Japan, the US, China and South Korea. On the same lines, a proposed summit is expected to take place between US President Donald Trump and Kim in May. (ANI)