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South Korea to propose joint Olympics with North at summit: minister

AFP  |  Seoul 

plans to propose a joint hosting of with at next week's summit in Pyongyang, minister said Wednesday, according to a report.

Do will make the proposal when he accompanies Moon Jae-in to the North Korean capital for a third summit with from Tuesday, South Korea's agency said.

"I plan to make this proposal to the North for the settlement of peace" on the Korean peninsula, he was quoted as telling journalists in

"and would co-host the games", he said.

The two Koreas discussed the co-hosting of the 1988 Summer but negotiations fell apart over differences on how to share the events.

North and formed their first-ever unified Olympic team -- a joint women's squad -- for February's in the South Korean resort of Pyeongchang, leading to a diplomatic thaw.

chief said this month he was open to talks with the two Koreas about marching and competing together at the 2020 Games.

Bach was speaking at in Indonesia, where the two Koreas paraded together at the opening ceremony and formed unified teams for the second time this year.

The two Koreas formed joint teams in rowing, and women's at the regional Olympics, winning one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

For the 2030 World Cup, Do said also plans to propose a co-hosted tournament involving China, and the two Koreas.

"In this way, we could maintain the current momentum for peace and expand peace on the to the whole region", he said.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 15:25 IST