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Joint Press Release of Inter-Korean High-Level Government Talks to Carry Out the Panmunjeom Declaration

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Joint Press Release of Inter-Korean High-Level Government Talks to Carry Out the Panmunjeom Declaration

The South and the North held Inter-Korean High-Level Talks on June 1, 2018 at the South side of Panmunjeom, Peace House to carry out the Panmunjeom Declaration.

Both sides discussed practical measures to implement the agreements in the Declaration in a sincere manner and agreed as follows :

1. The South and the North agreed to take practical measures to achieve a full and groundbreaking development of inter-Korean relations and to boldly open a new era of national reconciliation and peace and prosperity.

① The South and the North agreed to establish a joint liaison office with resident representatives of both sides in the Gaeseong Industrial Complex at an early date, and set up practical measures in order to closely negotiate and guarantee sound inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation.

② The South and the North agreed to seek ways to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the June 15 Joint Declaration, and further go through consultations in the form of document exchange.

2. The South and the North agreed to hold sectoral meetings to implement the agreed issues at the Inter-Korean Summit at Panmunjeom.

① The two sides decided to hold inter-Korean general-level military talks on June 14 at the North side of Panmunjeom, Tongilgak to discuss alleviating military tensions between the two Koreas and issues with regards to holding the Defense Ministers’ Meeting.

② The South and the North agreed to hold inter-Korean athletic talks at the Peace House of Panmunjeom on June 18 to discuss exchange and cooperation in the sports field including joint entries to the South-North unification basketball game and the 2018 Asian Games.

③ The two sides agreed to hold inter-Korean Red Cross talks on June 22 at Geumgangsan(Mt.Geumgang) to discuss humanitarian matters including reunion of separated families and relatives.

④ The South and the North agreed to decide on the dates and venues of talks, including that of the △South-North railway and road cooperation (which covers the connection and modernization of the Donghae and Gyeongui railway lines agreed in the October 4 Declaration), △forestry cooperation, and △North Korean art troupe’s performance in the South this coming autumn on a working-level through document exchange at Panmunjeom.

3. The South and North agreed to comprehensively examine the implementation progress of the Panmunjeom Declaration by regularly holding high-level talks, and hold additional talks in accordance with the progress of working-level talks.

June 1, 2018
Panmunjeom

* Unofficial translation