S.Korean Athletes to Head to Pyongyang for Youth Football Tournament

  • By Kim Myong-song

    August 09, 2018 10:59

    A large group of young South Korean footballers will travel to North Korea on Friday to attend an international youth football tournament in Pyongyang.

    The approximately 150-member delegation, including athletes and Gangwon Province officials, will travel to the North through a land route.

    The tournament will run from Aug. 15-18.

    "Gangwon Province Governor Choi Moon-soon and other officials requested permission from the Unification Ministry to visit North Korea," a provincial official said Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, a series of inter-Korean events are scheduled to take place this month. The grand opening ceremony for a cross-border liaison office is scheduled for Aug. 17 in Kaesong, as agreed at the inter-Korean summit in April. Also, reunions of families separated by the Korean War will take place at Mt. Kumgang on Aug. 20-26.

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