Inter-Korean Football Games to Be Held in Seoul on Aug. 14-16

North and South Korea agreed to hold inter-Korean football games in Seoul on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Koreafs liberation.

According to an agreement made at a working-level contact held in Kaesong on July 26 and 28, a menfs football match will be held in Seoul on August 14 and a womenfs match on August 16.

The proposal for inter-Korean football games was made by South Koreafs Unification Minister Chong Dong Yong. When Chairman Kim Jong Il received Hyundai Group Chairperson Hyon Jong Un and Vice-Chairman of Hyundai Asan Kim Yun Gyu on July 16, they told Chongfs proposal to Kim Jong Il.

gKim Jong Il received the chairperson of Hyundai Group and the vice-chairman of Hyundai Asan of South Korea and complied with the request of Minister of Unification Jong Dong Yong offered through them, thus making it possible to hold August 15 North-South football matches for reunification on the occasion of the significant 60th anniversary of the liberation of Korea,h the KCNA said on July 28.

At the contact, both sides discussed practical matters concerning the football matches.


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