Gyeonggi Proposes Hosting Another Youth Football Event with N. Korea

eonggi Provincial Office has suggested to North Korea that they co-host another youth football tournament in the South Korean province in October.
According to an official of the provincial office Thursday, Gyeonggi delivered the proposal through the North’s Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation last Sunday.
Citing Tuesday’s inter-Korean agreement to cooperate on bilateral exchanges, the official said the province is optimistic the North will consent and the two sides will hold a tournament in October or November.
Gyeonggi Province reportedly proposed that the youth football tournament become an institution beginning next year and be held three times a year in three countries—China in the spring, North Korea in the summer and South Korea in the fall.
Drafting a concrete plan for the tournaments to be held a year ahead was also included in the proposal.
The proposal comes after youth footballers from Gyeonggi competed in a U-15 tournament in Pyongyang on August 21 through 24. Eight teams from six countries, including the two Koreas, participated in the event.
The Pyongyang tournament followed a similar event held in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province last November.