In this Nov 2, 2018 photo, Roh Tae-kang, right, the Republic of Korea's vice minister of culture and sports, shakes hands with his Democratic People's Republic of Korea's counterpart Won Kil U while posing for a photo during a meeting at the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong, DPRK. The two Koreas agreed on Dec 14, 2018 to jointly consult with the International Olympic Committee regarding co-hosting the 2032 Summer Olympic Games. (KOREA POOL /YONHAP VIA AP)
SEOUL – The two Koreas on Friday agreed to jointly consult with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding co-hosting the 2032 Summer Olympic Games, according to Seoul’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to jointly have a meeting with the IOC officials on Feb 15 in Lausanne
The agreement came after sports talks between officials of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), held earlier in the day at the joint liaison office in DPRK border town of Kaesong.
The ROK delegation was led by Vice Sports Minister Roh Tae-kang while the DPRK side by Vice Sports Minister Won Kil-u.
The two sides discussed details on how to jointly participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
As part of the efforts to co-host the Summer Olympics in 2032, Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to jointly have a meeting with the IOC officials on Feb 15 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the international Olympic body is headquartered.
The two sides agreed to jointly deliver a letter to the IOC at an early date to express their intention to co-host the Summer Olympics.
For the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, the two Koreas agreed to let their athletes march together during an opening ceremony and field unified teams in events, which are suggested by international summer sports federations or the two Koreas jointly fielded in previous sports events.
The two sides also agreed to field joint teams and let athletes march together in an opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics.
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