SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Democratic Party on Wednesday launched an internal committee to support the government's drive to increase sports and cultural cooperation with North Korea, including a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games.
The committee, chaired by Rep. An Min-suk, plans to put a focus on the Olympic co-hosting bid that President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed at their third summit in Pyongyang last month.
"Cultural and sports exchanges will become brisk in the era of inter-Korean peace, and the committee will play the role of a control tower to support and manage these exchanges and push for them in an efficient manner," An said during a launch ceremony.
An said the Olympic bid will be a priority.
"We shouldn't do this in a hurried manner, but we have to make meticulous preparations," An said, adding that he hopes the two Koreas will be able to form a joint committee next spring to bid for the right to co-host the Games.
An said he will try to help move the bid by making visits to the North if necessary.
Source: Yonhap News Agency