Jakarta: North and South Korea will field joint teams in canoeing, rowing and women's basketball at this year's Asian Games in Indonesia, the organisers said on Thursday.
The National Olympic Committees of the two Koreas met with the Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) director of International and NOC Relations Vinod Kumar Tiwari to finalise details for their joint participation in the Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, deputy chairman of the Indonesia Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC), described the meeting as "very enthusiastic, based on the feelings of togetherness of the two Korean representatives."
The two countries decided they will march together under a unified peninsula flag during the opening ceremony.
In February, North and South Korea fielded a combined women's ice hockey team at the Pyeongchang Winter Games and marched together at the opening ceremony.
"The conclusion of the meeting was for the reunification of the two Koreas in the Asian Games (and) increased unification in sports namely basketball, canoeing, and rowing," Sjamsoeddin told a news conference.
"For the opening ceremony together, God willing, (the joint team) will be called Korea. This is unification. It's good if they join together."
The organisers said it was unclear how many athletes will be participating in the joint Korean team.
The unification comes amid warming ties between the two Koreas as relations between Pyongyang and Washington have also improved after tension last year over the North's nuclear and missile programmes.
The 18th Asian Games will be held from August 18 to September 2.