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Press Release from the 10th Inter-Korean General-level Military Talks

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Press Release from the 10th Inter-Korean General-level Military Talks

South and North Korea held the 10th Inter-Korean General-level Military Talks at Thongil House on the northern side of Panmunjeom on October 26, 2018.

The two sides were committed to faithfully implementing the Agreement on the Implementation of the Historic Panmunjeom Declaration in the Military Domain that was adopted as an annex agreement to the Pyeongyang Joint Declaration, and to this end, agreed as follows.

1. The South and the North mutually confirmed that as of November 1, both sides shall cease all hostile acts against each other in every domain including land, sea, and air, and shall smoothly employ new military operational procedures.

2. The South and the North shall withdraw military personnel and equipment and completely demolish guard posts by the end of November for the agreed pilot pullout of 11 guard posts by the end of this year; mutually verify the progress in December; and complete all measures by the end of this year. The two sides shall discuss the withdrawal of all other remaining guard posts at the working level based on the assessment of the outcome of the pilot pullout.

3. The South and the North mutually confirmed that the work of removing landmines and building roads for a joint excavation of war remains in the DMZ is underway as planned, and shall thoroughly carry out the preparations to ensure that the pilot excavation of war remains can begin in earnest in April 2019.

4. The South and the North shall form a joint survey team composed of 10 people from each side, including military officials, maritime transport officials, and experts, and conduct a joint survey of cross-border waterways in the Han/Imjin River Estuary in early November, as part of preliminary measures to guarantee the freedom of navigation of private vessels in the area.

5. The South and the North shall form the Inter-Korean Joint Military Committee as soon as possible in accordance with the Agreement on the Composition and Operation of the Inter-Korean Joint Military Committee agreed in May 1992.

6. The South and the North confirmed that the trilateral consultative body between the two Koreas and the United Nations Command is discussing ways to demilitarize the Joint Security Area in Panmunjeom and disarmament is proceeding as planned.
The two sides shall ensure the smooth implementation of the Agreement on the Implementation of the Historic Panmunjeom Declaration in the Military Domain, and to this end, closely consult each other through military talks and exchange of documents.

October 26, 2018
Panmunjeom

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