S.Korea, DPRK start sports talks as scheduled

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-02 10:44:38|Editor: Yang Yi
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SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Delegates from South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) started sports talks on Friday as scheduled, according to a pool report from South Korean media.

The talks began at 10 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) at the joint liaison office of the two Koreas in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong, which opened in September for the around-the-clock communications between the two sides.

The South Korean delegation was led by Vice Sports Minister Roh Tae-kang. The DPRK delegation was headed by Vice Sports Minister Won Kil U.

Before heading for the dialogue venue, Roh told South Korean reporters that he will talk with his DPRK counterpart about the joint participation in the 2020 Summer Olympics and the joint bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

The joint bid and participation were agreed upon after the third summit in September in Pyongyang between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.

The inter-Korean sports dialogue was held again after four months. The former one was held in Pyongyang on July 5 when the DPRK decided to send its athletes to a South Korea-hosted table tennis event.