The two Koreas will hold talks next week to discuss the North's plan to send a performing art troupe to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said today.
The North confirmed it would attend next month's Olympics in the South at a rare inter-Korean meeting last week, following months of tensions over its nuclear weapons programme.
The ministry said the North was apparently keen to discuss logistics of the performers' trip to the South before planning its athletes and supporters' attendance at the Games.
Both sides will each dispatch four delegates including art officials to the talks.
The development comes a day after South Korea's vice sports minister Roh Tae-Kang said the South had proposed marching with the North at the Olympics' opening ceremony and also forming a joint women's ice hockey team during the high- level talks which took place on Tuesday.
A joint march at the opening ceremony would be a stunning statement for the Games dubbed the "Peace Olympics", which will open about 80 kilometres from the heavily fortified Korean border on February 9.
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