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Koreas open sports talks in Pyongyang

All Headlines 01:21 July 06, 2018

PYONGYANG/SEOUL, July 6 (Joint Press Corps-Yonhap) -- South Korea and North Korea opened sports talks in Pyongyang just before midnight Thursday.

South Korean sports officials have been in the North Korean capital since Tuesday for inter-Korean friendly basketball matches. The final games were played earlier Thursday.

And after the games and dinner for the visiting South Korean athletes and officials, South Korean Vice Sports Minister Roh Tae-kang sat down with North Korean Vice Sports Minister Won Kil-u at Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang at 11:50 p.m. Each side had five representatives.

The two sides will discuss North Korea's participation in the Korean Open table tennis tournament later this month, and in the world shooting championships in Changwon, 400 kilometers south of Seoul, in August.

They will also try to hammer out details of their planned joint march at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta in August.

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