ROK activists visit DPRK for joint new year's event
A group of the Republic of Korea's (ROK) civilian activists made a two-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday to hold a new year's event jointly with their DPRK counterparts.
The delegation, comprising about 250 people, plans to cross the military demarcation line (MDL), which divides the two sides, by bus toward the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang in its east coast, according to local media reports.
It marked the first inter-Korean civilian exchange this year.
Delegates are leaders of ROK's major religions, labor unions and civic groups representing women, youth and farming communities, also included in the delegation were lawmakers, journalists and support staff, local media added.
On the first day of their stay, the delegation planned to hold a joint new year event and various meetings with their DPRK counterparts.
The ROK delegates were scheduled to watch the sunrise and visit a temple in the Mount Kumgang on the second day together with the DPRK civilians.
The trip came about three months after officials of the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation visited Mount Kumgang in November for joint events to call for a faithful implementation of inter-Korean summit agreements last year.
(With inputs from agencies)
(Top image: Scenery of Mount Kumgang on the DPRK's east coast. /VCG Photo)