The first Meeting of Subcommittee for Cooperation on Inter-Korean Agriculture and Fishery
The first Meeting of Subcommittee for Cooperation on Inter-Korean Agriculture
The first meeting of Subcommittee for Cooperation
on Inter-Korean Agriculture and Fishery was held at Janamsan Motel in Gaeseong
from Dec. 14 to 15, 2007.
The two Koreas had consulted about cooperation
on agriculture and fishery sector such as cooperation on seeds and genetic resources,
establishment of quarantine system for plants and animals, South Korean ships
entrance to the fishing area in the North s territory in the East Sea, and
adopted an agreement containing six points and eight clauses.
1. Prompt Promotion of the Construction of Seed Production and
Processing Facilities as well as Genetic Resources Preservation Facilities
On-site survey will be held on Dec. 21-25 with 20 people participating to investigate
conditions of a location including its infrastructure
• The North will provide
reference documents and amenities, while the South will offer equipment and
• Working-level contacts will be held in Gaeseong
in Jan. 2008.
• Consultative meetings on technology will be held in Mar.,
2008 for joint research of seed production and genetic engineering.
Promotion of the Establishment of Quarantine System and Related Cooperation
• Cooperation will be made in such fields as mutual exchanges of information,
inspection of major quarantines, modernization of sterilization instruments,
medicines for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of domestic animal diseases.
• Working-level contacts will be held in Gaeseong in Jan. 2008.
Promotion of Cooperation on Fruits, Vegetables, Sericulture, and Agricultural
4. Active Promotion of Cooperative Projects for Mutual Benefits
in Fishing Sector
• The South s fishing boats will enter into a designated
zone of the North s fishing grounds in the East Sea and start fishing in 2008.
• The two sides will seek cooperation on production and processing of maritime
resources, development of high quality breeds, and farming. They will conduct
a on-site survey within the first half of 2008).
• They will also closely
cooperate for the efficient distribution of processed fishery products.
Working-level contact will be held in Gaeseong in early 2008 for the smooth
promotion of cooperation in the fishing industry.
5. Schedules of the
second meeting of Subcommittee for Cooperation on Agriculture and Fishery and
follow-up working-level contacts will be discussed and determined through the
exchange of documents.
Through this contact, the two Koreas agreed on
detailed schedule and direction of the promotion of cooperation projects on
agriculture and fishing industries that were agreed upon at the first inter-Korean
Prime Ministers Talks and the first meeting of inter-Korean Joint Committee
on Economic Cooperation.
• This contact has created an environment to actively
promote inter-Korean cooperation on agriculture and fishing sectors, which had
been suspended since the first Agricultural Cooperation Committee on Aug. 2005
and the working-level Consultative Meeting on Fishery Cooperation on Jul. 2005.
Also, since the meeting of first subcommittee established under the Joint Committee
for Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation has been successfully held, it is expected
that inter-Korean economic cooperation will be smoothly carried out through
other follow-up subcommittees.