North Korea has sent a delegation to the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, which kick off on 23 March, with the head of the Olympic Committee, Sports Minister Kim Il Sung, at the helm. The Olympic Committee delegation, headed by Kim Il Guk, chairman of the DPRK Olympic Committee, left Pyongyang on 19 September to participate in the Asian Games, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on 20 September .It was sent off at Pyongyang Station by Cabinet Vice-President Kim Sung Ryong, vice-chairman of the National Sports Guidance Commission, members of the National Sports Guidance Commission and officials from related sectors, the broadcaster said. Separately, North Korea is likely to send a high-level delegation .Especially with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travelling to Russia for a summit in his first foreign trip since the pandemic, the country is expected to send a high-level delegation to cement ties with blood brother China. At the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, an Olympic Committee delegation headed by Sports Minister Kim Il Guk was followed by a high-level delegation headed by Cabinet Vice-Premier Ri Yong Nam to attend the opening ceremony. Other candidates to head the high-level delegation include Cabinet Secretary Kim Deok-hoon, who chairs the National Sports Guidance Commission, which is in charge of physical education projects; Kim Yo-jong, vice-chairwoman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Kim Jong-un’s sister; and Choe Ryong-hae, presiding officer of the Supreme People’s Assembly .For the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, North Korea sent a high-level delegation that included then-Supreme People’s Assembly member Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong .Earlier, North Korea announced that its athletes left Pyongyang on Thursday to attend the Asian Games. According to My Info, the official information site of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee, as of the evening of the 20th, the 바카라사이트 DPRK had registered more than 180 athletes in 18 sports for the Games.

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