N. Korea to talk to S. Korean NGOs about flood aid
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has agreed to meet South Korean private groups for talks about aid following deadly floods, officials said on Thursday, despite icy relations between the two governments.
The North's Council for National Reconciliation sent a message last week to the South's non-governmental organisations accepting their offer of discussions, the South's unification ministry said.
An official of South's Korea NGO Council for Cooperation (KNCC) with North Korea said they plan to visit Kaesong city just across the border for the meeting on Friday.
The ministry, which must by law authorise all cross-border contacts, said it was still considering whether to allow the visit.