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Joint Press Release of Inter-Korean Working Level Contacts


Joint press release of inter-Korean working level contacts regarding dispatch of North Korea's performing squad

   Following the agreement of the inter-Korean high level talks, the South and the North held working-level contacts regarding the dispatch of North Korea's performing squad on the occasion of PyeongChang Winter Olympics at the north side of Panmunjeom, Tongilgak on January 15. South and North Korea agreed as follows :

1. The North will send a performing squad of 140 Samjiyon Orchestra members to the South.

2. The North's performing squad will hold performances in Gangneung and Seoul.

3. Practical matters including venue, stage conditions, and equipments and installation of equipments necessary for the performance of the North's performing squad will be solved amicably through consultation between the South and the North.

4. The South will ensure the safety and convenience of the North's performing squad to the maximum extent.

5. Other practical matters that are raised afterwards will be discussed in the form of document exchange through the Panmunjeom communications channel.

January 15, 2018

* Unofficial translation