Monday, February 5, 2018
Regarding North Korea’s dispatch of high-level delegation
North Korea notified that it will send a high-level delegation with
Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s
Assembly, as the chief delegate through a document under the name of
North Korea’s chief delegate for the inter-Korean high-level talks
yesterday(2.5) at around 10:50 P.M. The delegation composed of three
members, as well as 18 support staff will visit from Feb. 9 to 11.
o The R.O.K. Government welcomes the high-level delegation’s visit
to the South, and will ensure necessary convenience and guarantee
safety during their stay.
The R.O.K. Government will not only prepare for the high-level
delegation’s attendance to the opening ceremony, games, and events
of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, but also arrange inter-Korean
dialogue between high-level delegates.
o Further practical details, including the high-level delegation’s
itinerary, will be discussed in the form of document exchange
through the Panmunjeom communications channel.
The R.O.K. Government hopes that the visit by North Korea’s
high-level delegation will be an important occasion for successfully
hosting the PyeongChang Winter Olympics as a ‘Peace Olympic,’
restoring inter-Korean relations and settling peace on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea notifies plan to use Mangyongbong-92 for performing
North Korea notified through a document(2.4) that the performing
squad will come to the South on the passenger ferry Mangyongbong-92,
and use this as accommodation.
o It added that the preliminary inspection team of 23 members
visiting on Feb. 5 will be coming through the land route of the
Gyeongui Line as planned.
The South is in negotiation with North Korea on specific matters
such as the port that the North will use, while discussing with
R.O.K. Government’s decision to expand public participation to the
Samjiyon Orchestra performance
To provide an opportunity for the general public to watch the
Samjiyon Orchestra’s performance, the R.O.K. Government
announced(2.1) that a total of 1,060 people(560 for the Gangneung
performance, 500 for the Seoul performance) will be selected through
an online random draw method.
o The general public showed high interest in the event, with more
than 150,000 registrations.
The R.O.K. Government, considering the high level interest of the
general public, has decided to reduce the number of
government-invitees and increase public participation.
o For the Seoul performance, 1000 seats will be open for the general
public. Among the 477 government-invitees, many general public
personnel such as separated families are included.
o For the Gangneung performance, 560 seat are allocated for the
general public, and the 252 government-invitees are mostly composed
of people that have contributed to the local community.
For a clear and fair raffle, the drawing will take place under the
presence of relevant authorities including the police today(2.5) at
4 P.M. The list of selected persons will be posted tomorrow(2.6)
morning on the Interpark Ticket website, and a text message will
also be sent to the registered contact number.