SEOUL, July 2 (UPI) — South Korean basketball avid gamers will grasp a joint basketball fit with North Korean gamers in Pyongyang from Wednesday to Thursday.
The South Korean crew of fellows and ladies professional players left for Pyongyang on Tuesday on an army airplane from Seongnam, south of Seoul, Yonhap stated. South Korean government officials and reporters additionally followed.
The joint basketball recreation is held for the primary time in additional than a decade for the reason that last one within the North Korean capital in 2003. it is the fourth game in basketball exchanges between the North and South. the primary matches came about in Pyongyang and Seoul in 1999, in keeping with Edaily.
“As Pyeongchang Iciness Olympics laid the foundation for peace on the Korean peninsula, i hope the basketball fit will additional boost up the process for peace,” said Cho Myoung-gyon, Unification Minister to newshounds previous to his departure, Yonhap said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known to be an avid basketball fan. He invited the previous NBA megastar player Dennis Rodman to the North a couple of times.
at the North-South summit in April, Kim additionally urged to South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he would love to ask South Korean basketball gamers to play with avid gamers in the North.
South and North Korean basketball athletes will hold a set of 4 suits from Wednesday to Thursday.