Civic groups of South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold a joint New Year event in the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang later this month, local media reported Monday.
The South Korean Committee for Implementation of the June 15 Joint Declaration was quoted as saying that it had agreed with its DPRK counterpart to hold a joint event to celebrate the new year in Mount Kumgang for two days from Jan. 30.
The June 15 Joint Declaration refers to an agreement reached by the leaders of the two Koreas during the first-ever inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang in 2000.
From the South Korean side, about 250 South Koreans and 15 members of a foreign delegation would attend the celebration.
The celebratory event would include meetings to discuss ways to help facilitate the reunification of the two Koreas, performances by both South Korean and DPRK artists, a banquet and a joint mount climbing.
The DPRK committee had asked its South Korean counterpart to send a list of participants by Jan. 15 and dispatch an advance team for final preparations a day before the event, according to local media reports.