Press Release of the Inter-Korean High-Level Government Talks
January 9, 2018
inter-Korean high-level talks were held at Panmunjeom on January 9, 2018.
and North Korea sincerely discussed issues regarding North Korea's
participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics, as
well as ways to improve inter-Korean relations to meet the desire
and expectations of all Koreans.
South and North agreed as follows:
South and North Korea will actively cooperate to ensure that the
PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics be held successfully and
improve the status of Korean nationals.
In this regard, the North stated that it will send delegates of its
National Olympic Committee, athletes, cheering and performing
squads, observers, Taekwondo demonstrators, and reporters together
with high-level delegates to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The
South will ensure necessary accommodations for the visiting North Koreans.
The two sides are to hold working-level talks regarding the dispatch
of an advanced team for a preliminary site visit and the North's
participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The schedule will
be shared and negotiated through document exchange.
The South and North will put joint efforts to ease military
tensions, create a peaceful environment on the Korean Peninsula, and
promote national reconciliation and unity.
Both sides recognized the need to resolve current military tensions,
and agreed to hold inter-Korean military dialogue.
The two sides will activate contact, come-and-go, and exchange and
cooperation in various fields, and promote national reconciliation
South and North Korea respect previous inter-Korean agreements, and
as directly-concerned parties on matters pertaining to the Korean
Peninsula, will resolve all issues raised in inter-Korean relations
through dialogue and negotiation .
To this end, the two sides will hold talks in various areas, along
with high-level government talks to improve inter-Korean relations.