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Joint Press Release of Inter-Korean High-Level Talks to carry out the 「Pyeongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018」

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Joint Press Release of Inter-Korean High-Level Talks to carry out the 「Pyeongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018」

Inter-Korean high-level talks to carry out the 「Pyeongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018」 was held on October 15 at Panmunjeom.

The South and the North discussed practical measures in a sincere manner to implement the 「Pyeongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018」 for the development of inter-Korean relations into a new high level, and agreed as follows :

1. The South and the North agreed to hold general-level military talks at an early date to discuss the establishment and operation of the Inter-Korean Joint Military Committee and issues regarding the cessation of military hostility in regions of confrontation such as the DMZ, in accordance with the 「Agreement on the Implementation of the Historic Panmunjom Declaration in the Military Domain」.

2. The South and the North agreed to hold the groundbreaking ceremony for the connection and modernization of railways and roads on the east and west coast between late November and early December.

  - To this end, the two sides will conduct a joint on-site survey of the Gyeongui railway starting late October, and of the Donghae railway in early November. The schedule for each survey may be extended or further negotiated if necessary as they proceed.

  - The joint on-site survey schedule for Donghae and Gyeongui roads will be confirmed in the form of document exchange.

3. The South and the North agreed to hold a sectoral meeting on forestry cooperation at the inter-Korean joint liaison office on October 22 to control pine wilt, modernize tree nurseries, and protect and restore the natural ecosystem.

4. The South and the North agreed to hold a sectoral meeting on public health and medical care at the inter-Korean joint liaison office in late October to prevent the importation and spread of contagious diseases.

5. The South and the North agreed to hold inter-Korean athletics talks at the inter-Korean joint liaison office in late October to discuss active participation in international events together including the 2020 Summer Olympic Games as well as co-hosting the 2032 Summer Olympic Games.

6. The South and the North agreed to hold inter-Korean red-cross talks at Mount Geumgang within November, following negotiation in the form of document exchange regarding practical issues of restoring the Reunion Center for the Separated Families in the Mount Geumgang area, holding video meetings, and exchanging video messages. The two sides will also discuss issues necessary for the commencement of repair for the reunion center facilities.

7. The South and the North agreed to consult and proceed with the North Korean art troupe’s performance in the South at the earliest date.

October 15, 2018
Panmunjeom

*Unofficial translation

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