Buddhist Group to Visit N.Korea

  • Arirang News

    March 12, 2010 11:28

    The South Korean government has approved a request by a group of Buddhists to visit North Korea for religious exchanges with a Buddhist organization there.

    The Unification Ministry said Thursday it is allowing the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism to send a four-member delegation to the border town of Kaesong on Friday for routine religious meetings.

    However the Buddhist group says the meeting may be postponed at the request of the North's Korea Buddhist Federation.

    During the visit the Jogye sect will look for ways to boost dialogue between the Buddhist communities in the two countries as well as seek Pyongyang's approval for a mass religious rally of Buddhists from both countries at its Mt. Kumgang resort.

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