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Two Koreas agree to hold talks on Asian Games arrangements

Published on Jul 14, 2014 12:23 PM
 
Tourists look out towards North Korea at the Dora Observatory near the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on May 14, 2014.The two Koreas will hold talks this week to discuss logistics arising from the North's decision to send a delegation of athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games, officials in Seoul said on Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - The two Koreas will hold talks this week to discuss logistics arising from the North's decision to send a delegation of athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games, officials in Seoul said on Monday.

The Asiad is to be held September 19-October 4 in the South Korean port city of Incheon.

Despite simmering cross-border tensions, the North announced in May it would send about 150 athletes to Incheon and last week announced they would be accompanied by a cheering squad.

Pyongyang also insisted that officials from the two sides meet in advance to sort out such issues as how the delegation will travel to the South and where they will stay.

 
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