|▲ The Organizing Committee to prepare for 'South and North Korea's Workers' Unification Soccer Matches' scheduled on August 11 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium as part of the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration for peace, prosperity and unification of the Korean peninsula by labor unions of two Koreas launches on July 26 at the Press Center in Jung-gu district, Seoul. (Lee Eun-young/The Labor Today)|
South and North Korea's workers' soccer matches will be held on August 11 in Seoul in three years, after similar matches between the Federation of Korean Trade Unions(FKTU), Korean Confederation of trade Unions(KCTU) of South Korea and General Federation of Trade Unions(GFTU) of North Korea were held in Pyongyang, North Korea in 2015. It took 11 years for North Korean workers' soccer teams to visit South Korea after their last visit for a friendly match held in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province in 2007.
A 65-member workers' delegation from North Korea including soccer players led by Ju Yong-gil, chairman of the General Federation of Trade Unions of North Korea will arrive in Seoul on August 10 and make a visit to two trade union apex organizations: FKTU and KCTU. On the next day, a top leaders' meeting of three labor union centers of two Koreas and a get together among representatives of industrial unions and regional unions will be arranged before soccer matches are held between two teams from North Korea: a light industry workers' team and a construction industry workers' team and two teams from South Korea: FKTU and KCTU. On August 12, FKTU, KCTU and GFTU will have a talk to discuss future activities.
reported by Lee Eun-young
translated by Kim Sung-jin
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