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Essentials with JD #512 **FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATES 4**

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Prime Minister Lee Nak Yon said Tuesday that he will wait for North Korea to reply to an invitation to the 2019 Gwangju World Aquatics Championship.

The remarks came during an international sporting event support committee meeting held at Seoul’s government headquarters.

PM Lee explained that Sports Minister Do Jong Hwan delivered the formal invitation to his North Korean counterpart in Lausanne, Switzerland last week when they met to discuss the proposed 2020 joint Olympic participation.

The Prime Minister said he expects North Korean athletes to take part in this year’s Swimming Championships as the competition will hand out 43% of the total slots for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in aquatics related fields.

During the meeting, PM Lee highlighted that the championship set to take place in Gwangju in July will also make South Korea the 4th country in the world to have hosted all 5 major international sports events following Germany, Italy and Japan and urged the attendees to work together to hold the event successfully.

 

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Essentials with JD #512 **FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATES 3**

Prime Minister Lee Nak Yon said last week that he will wait for North Korea to reply to an invitation to the 2019 Gwangju World Aquatics Championship.

The remarks came during an international sporting event support committee meeting held at Seoul’s government headquarters.

PM Lee explained that Sports Minister Do Jong Hwan delivered the formal invitation to his North Korean counterpart in Lausanne, Switzerland last week when they met to discuss the proposed 2020 joint Olympic participation.

The Prime Minister said he expects North Korean athletes to take part in this year’s Swimming Championships as the competition will hand out 43% of the total slots for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in aquatics related fields.

During the meeting, PM Lee highlighted that the championship set to take place in Gwangju in July will also make South Korea the 4th country in the world to have hosted all 5 major international sports events following Germany, Italy and Japan and urged the attendees to work together to hold the event successfully.

 

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Essentials with JD #511 **FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATES 2**

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The 2019 Gwangju World Swimming Championship Organizing Committee earlier this month said that it will begin online sales of its official products on from Feb 20th.

The commodities include mascot dolls, badges, keyrings, tumblers, towels, umbrellas and more. The O.C. plans to expand the variety up to 50 different kinds.

The items will be available on <http://store-gwangju2019.com> in Korean and English.

Celebrating the opening of the online shop, the O.C. will provide 20% discount on mascot dolls till March 19th.

 

The O.C. will open offline stores at City Hall, Seoul Station, Yongsan Station, Gwangju Songjeong Station and more in April.

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Essentials with JD #510 **FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATES 1**

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The City of Gwangju and the 2019 Gwangju World Aquatics Championship Organizing Committee earlier this month held an international event support committee meeting in Seoul.

Presided over by Prime Minister Lee Nak Yon, the meeting involved ministers of related ministries so as to come up with comprehensive support measures.

Gwangju Mayor Lee Yong Seob and O.C. chairman Cho Yeong Taek also attended the meeting.

Before the event the O.C.  appointed PM Lee as an honorary ambassador for the 2019 Championships

 

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