Date: Monday, February 3, 2019
Time: 10:30-10:35 A.M.
1. Minister's Schedules
Minister Kim Yeon Chul will attend the cabinet meeting tomorrow(Feb.
4) at 10 A.M.
On Sunday(Feb. 9), Minister Kim will deliver congratulatory remarks
at the "PyeongChang Peace Forum 2020" at 1 P.M.
2. Vice Minister's Schedules
Vice Minister Suh Ho will attend a peace concert organized by
Gyeonggi Province, Korean Sharing Movement, and
News1 on Wednesday(Feb. 5) at 8 P.M.
On Thursday(Feb. 6), Vice Minister Suh will attend the
vice-ministers’ conference at 10:30 A.M.
3. Q&A (Partial)
Q. The North’s Health Ministry official said in an interview that
there has been no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in North
Korea. Is the ROK government aware of any developments in the North?
Also, has the issue of public health and medical care cooperation
between the two Koreas been raised?
A. As the North’s minister of Public Health announced yesterday,
there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the DPRK.
Noting that the announcement was made by the North Korean authorities,
we will keep a close eye on the situation.
Also, the government fundamentally acknowledges the need for
inter-Korean quarantine cooperation. However, it will consider the
possibility of such cooperation at a later time, while watching how
situations both in South and North Korea develop.
Q. Did the direct communications line between Seoul and Pyeongyang
operate as usual today?
A. Yes, the direct telecommunications line is operating at 9 A.M.
and 5 P.M., as agreed by the two Koreas.