SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government is considering approving a trip by a North Korean delegation to an international peace and prosperity event to be held in the South this month, the unification ministry said Tuesday.

The seven-member North Korean delegation will be led by Rhee Jong-hyuk, a ranking member of the Workers' Party of the communist nation, and Kim Song-hye, a senior North Korean official in charge of reunification. They filed an application for approval from the South Korean authorities to join the Asia-Pacific peace and prosperity international conference due to take place in Goyang, just north of Seoul, from Nov. 14-17, the Ministry of Unification said in a text message sent to reporters.

"The ministry received the application from the North at 9:50 p.m. and is giving consideration to it," the message said.

The application was delivered to the government through a private South Korean organization that promotes peace and exchanges between two Koreas, it said.

Source: Yonhap News Agency