South Korea’s national table tennis federation will hold talks on forming a joint team with North Korea at this year's Asian Games.
The Korea Table Tennis Association(KTTA) said on Wednesday that its performance improvement committee will hold a meeting in Halmstad, Sweden, this week to discuss the issue.
According to the KTTA, measures will be discussed to ensure that South Korean players will not be negatively impacted should there be a unified squad at the Asian Games in Indonesia this summer.
KTTA officials are also hoping to meet with Ju Jong-chol, secretary general of the North Korean Table Tennis Association, in Sweden this week to talk about the potential joint team.
The two Koreas previously entered a joint squad at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships in Japan, with the women’s team going on to claim gold at the event.
Meanwhile, the southern port city of Busan has won the bid to host the 2020 International Table Tennis Federation World Team Table Tennis Championships. It will be the first time for South Korea to host the competition.