SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will hold a dialogue between high-ranking officials Wednesday, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.
Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do told an emergency press briefing that the two Koreas have agreed to hold the high- level talks from 10 a.m. Wednesday local time in the Peace House, the South Korean side of the border village of Panmunjeom.
Kim Kyou-hyun, first deputy chief of the presidential national security office and former first vice foreign minister, will led the South Korean delegation composed of officials from the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, the Unification Ministry and the Defense Ministry.
The DPRK delegation will be led by Won Dong-yon, deputy head of the United Front Department of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.
The vice ministerial-level officials from both sides will discuss overall inter-Korean affairs, with no specific agenda being selected in advance, Kim said, noting that the agenda was expected to include the agreed family reunion being implemented without a hitch and the regularization of the reunion.
Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to hold the reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War from Feb. 20 to Feb. 25 at the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang.
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