Cancellation of DPRK visit to prepare for Olympics 'not permanent', says ROK
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has canceled its plan to send an advance team over the weekend to prepare for a trip by an art troupe to the Republic of Korea (ROK) during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the ROK's Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.
Pyongyang notified Seoul that it will suspend the seven-member team's trip slated for Saturday to check the venues for the proposed performances, without giving reasons, according to the report.
In response, the ROK's Unification Ministry said on Saturday that it was “not a permanent cancellation,” but a “tentative” one. 
The two countries will still discuss matters concerning the Games via the hotline between the two sides throughout the weekend, and the issue of the delegation's sudden change in schedule could be discussed, the ministry added.
Pyongyang agreed on Monday to send a 140-member orchestra for concerts in the ROK during the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games set to run from February to March in the ROK's eastern county of PyeongChang.