South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) would hold a meeting between respective chiefs of the inter-Korean liaison offices in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong Friday, South Korean unification ministry said.
Lee Eugene, the unification ministry's deputy spokesperson, told a press briefing that Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, the South Korean liaison office head, was scheduled to have a meeting with Hwang Chung Song, deputy chief of the liaison office on the DPRK side.
The liaison office opened in September last year for the round-the-clock communications between the two Koreas. Since the opening, the South Korean chief of the office have held a meeting with chief or deputy chief of the office on the DPRK side.
Friday's meeting came a day after South Korea and the United States started discussing DPRK issues at a video conference.
Asked about whether the two Koreas will discuss South Korea's delivery of antiviral drugs to the DPRK during the liaison office meeting, the deputy spokesperson said overall inter-Korean issues had been discussed during the past liaison office meetings.
Seoul decided earlier this month to provide 200,000 doses of antiviral medication, Tamiflu, and 50,000 early medical detection kits, which were donated by a private entity, to Pyongyang.
If delivered, it would mark the first such delivery since 2009 when South Korea provided 400,000 doses of Tamiflu and 100,000 doses of Relenza antiviral drugs for the DPRK via a land route across the western inter-Korean border.