Gov't TF to Prepare for Joint Event with N. Korea Marking 2000 Summit
Seoul's Unification Ministry said Thursday that it has formed a task force to enable speedy preparations for a joint event with North Korea to mark the first inter-Korean summit in 2000.
A ministry official told reporters the task force that also includes officials of other related agencies is holding discussions with civic groups regarding the joint event.
The official said that preparations need to be accelerated as the date is approaching.
The task force will first discuss details internally, such as the date, venue and the government delegation that will attend the joint event, and then share the views at a steering committee that will include representatives of political parties, religious circles and civic groups.
Discussions are then expected to be held with North Korea.
South Korea planned to raise this issue during high-level inter-Korean talks that were scheduled for Wednesday, but North Korea indefinitely postponed the meeting.
During last month's cross border summit, the two Korean leaders agreed to push for joint events to celebrate days meaningful to both countries.