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Delegation for event marking the October 4 Joint Declaration returns from three-day visit to Pyeongyang


On October 6, the South Korean delegation to an inter-Korean event marking the October 4 Joint Declaration returned from its three-day visit to Pyeongyang.
The 160-member delegation including Democratic Party leader Lee Hae-chan and Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon boarded planes at 8:35 p.m. and arrived at Seoul Air Base via a direct route along the west coast.

The delegation arrived in Pyeongyang on October 4 to participate in an event at the People’s Palace of Culture marking the 11th anniversary of the October 4 Joint Declaration on October 5. It was the first such event since the late former President of the ROK Roh Moo-hyun and the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il signed the October 4 Joint Declaration in 2007.

Following the event, South and North Korea held high-level inter-Korean talks and discussed ways to implement the Pyeongyang Joint Declaration, with Minister Cho and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, in attendance.

Before returning to Seoul, the delegation looked around the tree planted by the late President Roh and Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, at the time when the October 4 Joint Declaration was adopted.

This event was held in accordance with the agreements included in the Pyeongyang Joint Declaration signed last month by President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong Un.

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