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Seoul and Pyeongyang dream together of a future of peace through the Olympics

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Seoul and Pyeongyang dream together of a future of peace through the Olympics
<Forum to discuss the Seoul-Pyeongyang joint bid for the 2032 Summer Olympic Games>
 
On November 26, a forum to discuss the Seoul-Pyeongyang joint bid for the 2032 Summer Olympic Games was held at The Westin Chosun Seoul.

Participants from appropriate government agencies and experts from all quarters gathered to present a vision for a future of peace on the Korean Peninsula that the Seoul-Pyeongyang joint bid for the Olympics would bring. They also considered a new vision of the future from various perspectives, including inter-city exchange between Seoul and Pyeongyang that can be carried out during the preparations for the Olympics.

Unification Minister Kim Yeon Chul, in his speech, said, “The seeds of peace and prosperity sown by the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will be in full bloom by the 2032 Olympics co-hosted by Seoul and Pyeongyang… Seoul and Pyeongyang co-hosting the 2032 Summer Olympic Games would indelibly mark the beginning of a new era of inter-Korean exchange in sports and stand as the first model of inter-city exchange, thus leading to wider, deeper inter-Korean relations of a vastly different character than before.”

This forum was co-hosted by the Ministry of Unification, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and the Korean Sports & Olympic Committee.