The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has asked to delay by one day the working-level talks scheduled with South Korea to discuss the details of an inter-Korean summit in late April, Seoul's unification ministry said Tuesday.
Through the restored communication channel in the truce village of Panmunjom, the DPRK asked for the dialogue to be postponed to Thursday.
The two Koreas had originally agreed to hold the talks on Wednesday to discuss protocol and security for the summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un scheduled to be held in Panmunjom on April 27.
The DPRK also offered to hold a separate working-level dialogue to discuss setting up a direct hotline at the offices of Moon and Kim.
It has said it would send a six-member delegation to the working-level talks.
The two sides have agreed to hold a conversation through the hotline before the summit.
The summit will be the third one between the two Koreas. The previous two were held in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007.
U.S. President Donald Trump has also agreed to meet with Kim by May.