South and North Korea hold talks for forestry cooperation
Inter-Korean talks for forestry cooperation are underway at the
inter-Korean liaison office in the Gaeseong Industrial Complex on
October 22. This is the first inter-Korean meeting held in the liaison
office since it opened on September 14.
The South’s representatives to the talks include Korea Forest
Service Deputy Director Park Chong-ho, head of Forest Industry &
Policy Bureau Lim Sang-sup, and Kim Hoon-ah from the Unification Ministry.
Before leaving for the meeting, Park Chong-ho, leader of the South
Korean delegation, said, “The meeting is held to seek ways to
facilitate practical collaboration in implementing the Pyeongyang
Joint Declaration. Since this is the second meeting, we will do our
best to achieve tangible and substantial results.” With regard to
specific agenda of the talks, Park stated that the schedule for
jointly combating pine tree pests and the regions for modernized tree
nurseries would be discussed at the meeting.