BEIJING/SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A six-member South Korean advance team left for North Korea on Thursday to check venues for a South Korean art troupe’s performances planned in Pyongyang in early April ahead of an inter-Korean summit.
The team of government officials and experts boarded a North Korean flight in Beijing on Thursday for a three-day visit as the South’s 160-member art troupe will hold two concerts in Pyongyang between March 31 and April 3, they said.
The group plans to check technical and practical matters like lights and sound at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater and the Ryugyong Jong Ju Yong Gymnasium.
“We are to visit Pyongyang to (fine-tune) details about the concerts, including the program,” Tak Hyun-min, a protocol presidential aide to President Moon Jae-in, said before the departure.
Tak previously organized K-pop concerts and is currently designing major events at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.
“We will meticulously check the venues as we are well-aware of the public’s anticipation and concerns,” he said. “I will make efforts for good concerts with (Yoon Sang), the musical director for Seoul’s art troupe, after returning home.”