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S.Korea's Hyundai chief to attend U.S. orchestra's concert in Pyongyang
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15:13, February 22, 2008

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The chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group will attend a historic concert held by the New York Philharmonic in Pyongyang next Tuesday, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.

Hyun Jeong-eun, chairwoman of the Hyuandai Group, will leave for Pyongyang on Monday for the concert and plans to meet with DPRK officials on joint business projects between Hyundai and the DPRK, said official of Hyundai.

Hyundai Group is now operating tourist programs in DPRK's scenic resort of Geumgang Mount. and the inter-Korean industrial complex in DPRK's border city of Kaesong.

Under an agreement between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, about 130 musicians of the New York Philharmonic, one of the world's most famous orchestra, will perform in Pyongyang on Tuesday. It will be the first time that a U.S. orchestra holds concert in DPRK and is widely regarded as an opportunity for improvement of U.S.-DPRK relations.

The concert draws attentions as officials from China, South Korea, the U.S., Russia and DPRK are making efforts to resume the six-party talks and move forward the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula.

Source: Xinhua

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