North Korea Agrees To Make A Pre-olympic Visits To Sourh Korea.
The new proposal came less than 24 hours after North Korea canceled the delegation's visit.
South Korea's Unification Ministry said it had accepted the proposal for the two-day visit starting Sunday.
Earlier in the day the ministry had requested the North to explain why it abruptly canceled the visit by the seven-member advance team on late Friday, just hours after proposing it through a cross-border communication channel.
The delegation will be led by the art troupe's leader Hyon Song Wol. She also heads the hugely popular girl band Moranbong, which is hand-picked by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The rival Koreas earlier this week agreed that the little-known 140-member art troupe, Samjiyon, which will include singers, dancers and orchestra members, will perform twice in South Korea during the Games in a sign of warming ties between the countries. It will be part of a North Korean Olympic delegation that will also include athletes, officials, state media reporters, a cheering group and a taekwondo demonstration team.
The countries also agreed to hold a joint cultural event at the North's scenic Diamond Mountain and a training session between non-Olympic skiers at the North's Masik ski resort ahead of the Olympics. The North has yet to respond to the South Korean proposal to send a 12-member delegation to the North on Tuesday to inspect preparations for the events.
Naijapaedia.com by 4:30pm 20/01/2018.