An advance team of the south side consisting of Ri Ju Thae, department director of the Ministry of Unification, and eleven other persons, visited the north side’s area from Tuesday for a two-night and three-day trip, under the agreement of inter-Korean working-level talks held on Jan. 17.

The advance team toured the Masikryong Ski Resort, Mt Kumgang area, etc. where a joint training of north-south skiers and a north-south joint cultural event are to be staged with the 23rd Winter Olympics just ahead.