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South Korea ready to host Olympic Games with North Korea

12.09.2018 123 просмотров

The leadership of the Republic of Korea (ROK) is considering the possibility of offering Pyongyang to jointly host the Summer Olympic Games in 2032, Yonhap news agency reports. & nbsp;


Such an initiative was made by the head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Kazakhstan To Jong Hwan. According to him, the holding of such an event will contribute to the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula. 

The minister suggested that this issue will be raised during the upcoming meeting between the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un and the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Moon Jae-in, which is to be held at the end of September in Pyongyang. 

The head of the sports department also noted that Seoul will continue to work on the formation of joint sports teams with North Korea.
 
“We will turn to the Olympic organizations with a request to expand the format of participation of the joint Korean team at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020, said To Jong-hwan. - In order to form a single team, we need to start this work at the level of qualifying competitions. I will discuss this issue with the Minister of Sports of the DPRK.” 

Recall that at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, which took place in February this year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the teams of the ROK and the DPRK marched in a single column. 

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