NKorea to Send Head of State to SKorea

NKorea to Send Head of State to SKorea

Seoul: N. Korea to send nominal head of state to S. Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Seoul officials say North Korea plans to send a high-level delegation led by its nominal head of state to South Korea this week.

The planned visit by Kim Yong Nam, the head of the North's parliament, comes as the two Koreas are pressing ahead with a set of reconciliation steps ahead of this month's Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The South's Unification Ministry says the North sent a message Sunday saying its delegation will visit South Korea from Feb. 9-11.

A ministry statement didn't provide details about Kim's itinerary.

The North dispatching a high-level delegation was part of agreements the two Koreas struck last month over Olympic cooperation. The North is sending 22 athletes to the Pyeongchang Olympics.