Daily Press Briefing (March 10)
- Passage across the Military Demarcation Line is resumed.
At around 9:10 a.m. today, a high-ranking North Korean official delivered two documents to his South Korean counterpart.
One is the notification from the person in charge of military operation of the North Korean control zone in the East Sea area to his South Korean counterpart; the other is the notification from the person in charge of military operation of the North Korean control zone in the West Sea area to his South Korean counterpart.
To sum up the two documents, North Korea permits the passage of South Korean personnel and vehicles across the Military Demarcation Line after the North sent a notification to the South that it would cut inter-Korean military hotline on March 9.
The two notifications were delivered by a person, not via any of the communication networks.
Through Seoul-Shinuiju (Gyeongui) Line, 706 people and 424 vehicles are scheduled to enter the North; and 421 people and 297 vehicles are scheduled to come back to the South. Through Donghae (East Coast) Line, 51 people are schedule to enter the North and 53 people are scheduled to return to the South.
By the resumption of the transportation across the Military Demarcation Line today, the passage to and from the Gaeseong Industrial Complex and Mt. Geumgang Tourism Zone is resumed its normal operation.