New talks set as North Korea slashes delegation for the Asian Games

Yang Song-Ho (C), the dean of the Korean University of Physical Education in Pyongyang, arrives to attend an international conference on sport's role in improving relations among Asians, in Incheon, on August 20, 2014North Korea will hold new talks with South Korea about taking part in the Incheon Asian Games after slashing the size of its delegation, a government official said on Friday. Pyongyang officials walked out of a meeting last month, reportedly after Seoul proposed breaking with its custom of financially supporting sports teams visiting from the North. “North Korea has proposed the two sides discuss details through documents changing hands,” Kim Eui-Do told journalists. Kim said North Korea had cut nearly 80 administrative staff from its proposed delegation, from 202 to 123.

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