5 Things to Know About the New Agreement Between North and South Korea

5. Unify Through Sports

Unified Korea
The teams of North and South Korea march into the stadium during the opening ceremony at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. |

North and South Korean athletes marched under one flag at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. On Friday, leaders of the two Koreas agreed to demonstrate their collective wisdom, talents, and solidarity by jointly participating in international sports events such as the 2018 Asian Games.

It represents a push to "encourage more active cooperation, exchanges, visits and contacts at all levels in order to rejuvenate the sense of national reconciliation and unity." They will also "encourage the atmosphere of amity and cooperation by actively staging various joint events on the dates that hold special meaning for both South and North Korea, such as June 15, in which participants from all levels, including central and local governments, parliaments, political parties, and civil organizations, will be involved."

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