South Korea

Unity is goal of matches

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 October, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 October, 2000, 12:00am

Soccer will once again play an important role in building ties between the two Koreas.

Officials meeting in Cheju, South Korea have agreed to revive friendly soccer matches. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency says matches were last held in 1990 to symbolise efforts at reconciliation.

Apart from making contact on the sports field, negotiators also agreed to set up a panel to promote economic co- operation. North Korea's delegation was headed by Jon Kum-jin, a cabinet councillor, and the South Korean officials were led by Unification Minister Park Jae-kyu.