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South Korea’s National Police Agency will set up a hotline with Japanese police authorities to deal with hooliganism and terrorism ahead of the 2002 soccer World Cup, which is to be cohosted by the two countries, police officials said Thursday.

During a meeting with police representatives assigned to South Korean embassies overseas, NPA chief Lee Moo Young ordered preparations to be made immediately to establish this special link with Japan.

Lee also ordered police representatives to publicize the nation’s preparations for the World Cup games and to gather information on hosting soccer’s premier event safely.

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