SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday named his top security adviser as a special envoy to North Korea.

Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office, will head a five-member delegation to the communist state that is set to leave for Pyongyang on Wednesday.

The delegation includes Suh Hoon, chief of the National Intelligence Service (NIS); Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung; Yun Kun-young, presidential secretary for state affairs; and Kim Sang-gyun, a senior NIS official.

It will be Chung's second trip to North Korea in less than six months as he headed the same five-member delegation to Pyongyang in early March.

"The reason the delegation consists of the same officials from the first delegation is because the government considered the importance of continuity in dialogue with North Korea in achieving the objective of the North Korea trip," Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman for the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, told a press briefing.

The South Korean delegation will fly to the North Korean capital, using a direct route across the inter-Korean border. They will return home on the same day, the spokesman added.

Source: Yonhap News Agency