S. Korea invites N. Korea to take part in 2014 Asian Games

South Korea has invited North Korea to attend next year's Asian Games to be held in the western port city of Incheon, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday.

Park Jong Gil, the second vice minister of culture, sports and tourism, said the invitation was sent to North Korea about two months ago but Pyongyang has yet to respond, according to Yonhap.

"I expect to hear good news from Pyongyang soon," Park was quoted as saying.

The 2014 Asian Games is scheduled to open Sept. 19 and run for 16 days.

North Korea participated in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, the first time Pyongyang took part in an international sports event in the South since the end of the 1950-1953 Korean war, Yonhap said.