South Korea today dismissed the possibility of forming a unified team with North Korea for the upcoming Gwangju Summer Universiade.
It comes as the two sides are at loggerheads over the recent knife attack on U.S. Ambassador to Seoul.
A unification ministry official told reporters that given public sentiment here and current inter-Korean relations, it’s “not appropriate” to field such a joint team to the July games.
He was responding to a news report that the South may consider a unified delegation if the North makes such a request.
The communist nation has submitted its application to participate in the international sports event for university athletes, according to the organizing committee.
Pyongyang plans to send a 108-member team to the biennial games to be held in the South’s southwestern city from July 3-14.
Source: Busan eFM News
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