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.
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
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