N.Korea Seeks Talks About Asian Games

North Korea on Thursday proposed cross-border talks about dispatching athletes and a cheerleading squad to the 17th Asian Games in Incheon in September.

The North's Olympic Committee chairman on Thursday sent a message to the chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Asian Games, the state-run [North] Korean Central News Agency reported. He proposed talks in the truce village of Panmunjom around July 15 to discuss the North's dispatch of athletes and a cheering squad to the event.

A Unification Ministry official said the government is "reviewing the proposal."

The two sides will probably focus on transportation for the North Koreans and financing for their stay here.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 11, 2014 09:38 KST