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Nat'l Theater plans to invite N. Korean art troupe to South Korea

All Headlines 15:39 November 08, 2018

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) -- The National Theater of Korea (NTK) plans to invite a North Korean art troupe to a festival to mark the 70th anniversary of its opening in 2020, the theater's new head said Thursday.

"We plan to make the anniversary festival a venue for arts troupes from all around the world, including one from North Korea," Kim Cheol-ho said during his inaugural press meeting.

"Inter-Korean exchanges have recently been made in the cultural and art sector, and the NTK is also preparing for exchanges with the North," he said.

Kim had visited Pyongyang University of Music and Dance and attended an inter-Korea joint concert in Pyongyang.

The North' Samjiyon Orchestra also held a concert at the NTK in Seoul in February.

NTK CEO Kim Cheol-ho speaks during a press meeting in Seoul on Nov. 8, 2018, in this photo provided by the NTK. (Yonhap)

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