As representative of the ministry of Baek Thae Hyun said at the briefing, Pyongyang sent a phone message on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Unification of the Homeland Lee Son Kwon earlier Friday that he would send his delegation to 9 in January to the talks in the southern part of the demilitarized zone at the Phanmunj negotiation point .
South Korea and the DPRK on Wednesday restored a special communication line in the demilitarized zone in Panmunjom. Over the past two days, the parties have been contacted several times. It is expected that the upcoming high-level talks will discuss the participation of the DPRK team in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The last high-level talks between the DPRK and South Korea were held in December 2015.