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Seohyun Wishes Pyongyang Concerts Serve as Stepping Stone for Peace

Seohyun Wishes Pyongyang Concerts Serve as Stepping Stone for Peace

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Pop star Seohyun has expressed hope South Korean musicians’ recent performance in Pyongyang will serve as a stepping stone in improving inter-Korean relations. She joined the 160-member troupe, which held rare concerts on Sunday and Tuesday in reciprocation to North Koreans’ performance in the South in February in celebration [...]

Time Fixed, All Seats Reserved for S. Korean Artists’ Second Pyongyang Concert

Time Fixed, All Seats Reserved for S. Korean Artists’ Second Pyongyang Concert

PYONGYANG/SEOUL, April 2 (Joint Press Corps-Yonhap) – The schedule  for another concert by a South Korean art troupe visiting Pyongyang has been fixed, Seoul officials said Monday. A 160-member South Korean art troupe, including 11 celebrated Korean pop musicians, plans to perform jointly with North Korean artists on Tuesday afternoon following a successful concert on Sunday. “It has been confirmed that the joint performance will begin at 4 p.m. (Pyongyang time),” a [...]

S. Korea to Send 160-Member Art Troupe to N.K. for Concerts

S. Korea to Send 160-Member Art Troupe to N.K. for Concerts

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea agreed Tuesday to send a 160-member art troupe to Pyongyang for rare concerts in early April ahead of South and North Korea’s planned summit late next month. The South’s art group will visit the North’s capital from March 31 to April 3 for two performances, according to a joint statement adopted after inter-Korean talks at the border truce village of Panmunjom. The art troupe will [...]

Nearly 80 % of South Koreans Approve Resumption of Inter-Korean Dialogue

Nearly 80 % of South Koreans Approve Resumption of Inter-Korean Dialogue

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 80 percent of South Koreans support a resumption of long-suspended inter-Korean dialogue, a survey by a presidential advisory panel showed Thursday, indicating strong backing for the policy line of new President Moon Jae-in. In the survey by the National Unification Advisory Council, 76.9 percent of respondents said South Korea should [...]

Pyongyang Warns It Can Bypass Park, Find Other Dialogue Partner

Pyongyang Warns It Can Bypass Park, Find Other Dialogue Partner

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea said Friday that South Korean President Park Geun-hye should respond to its offer for dialogue, adding Pyongyang will seek other partners if Seoul continues to rejects its talks offer.  According to the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang’s Council for National Reconciliation (CNR) said there [...]