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North Korea’s notification to cancel the South-North joint culture event at Mt. Geumgang

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North Korea’s notification to cancel the South-North joint culture event at Mt. Geumgang

□ North Korea notified its plan to cancel the joint culture event agreed to be held at Mt. Geumgang on February 4, through a letter under the name of North Korea’s chief delegate for the inter-Korean high-level talks today(1.29) at around 10:10 P.M.

 o In the letter, North Korea stated that it has no choice but to cancel the agreed culture event as South Korean media is spreading public opinion insulting the North’s sincere efforts regarding the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and is taking issue with North Korea’s internal commemoration event.

□ It is greatly regrettable that an event agreed by the South and North will not be held due to North Korea’s unilateral notification.

 o The R.O.K. Government emphasizes that what is agreed upon by the South and North under the spirit of mutual respect and understanding must be implemented, especially when improving inter-Korean relations has just taken its hard-earned first step. 

* Unofficial translation