SEOULSouth Korea's unification ministry said Wednesday there's no plan yet for an official meeting with two senior North Korean officials visiting here next week.

Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, and Kim Song-hye, director of the United Front Department's tactical office, are scheduled to arrive in South Korea next Wednesday for an international forum.

They will be accompanied by five other North Korean officials on their four-day stay.

The forum is to be held in Goyang, a Gyeonggi Province town just north of Seoul. It's being hosted by the Gyeonggi provincial government to touch on the peace and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region.

"Currently, there's no plan for any government-level meeting (with them)," Baik Tae-hyun, spokesman for the ministry which handles inter-Korean ties, said at a press briefing.

The North Koreans submitted their applications to the ministry for a trip to the South but made no request for formal talks, he added.

Source: Yonhap News Agency