- The two countries are scheduled to hold talks on January 9
Citing Seoul's Unification Ministry, Reuters said on Friday that bilateral discussions will focus on the Winter Olympics as well as "other issues of mutual interest."
And on Wednesday, the pariah state reopened its cross-border communications channel with its southern neighbor for the first time in almost two years. President Donald Trump has since claimed it was his tough rhetoric against North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that resulted in fresh dialogue.
Expectations for inter-Korean dialogue rose after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Monday that he was open to sending a delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of PyeongChang.