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Joint Press Release of Inter-Korean Forestry Cooperation Talks

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Joint Press Release of Inter-Korean Forestry Cooperation Talks

The South and the North held Inter-Korean Forestry Cooperation Talks on July 4, 2018 at the South side Panmunjeom, Peace House in accordance with the agreements of Inter-Korean High-Level Talks to carry out the historic Panmunjeom Declaration.

The South and the North agreed to take the following practical measures :

1. The South and the North agreed to hold discussions on forest creation and protection and carry out cooperation projects by stages including △modernization of tree nurseries, △agroforestry, △joint action against forest fires, and △erosion control work.

2. The South and the North agreed to carry out mutual cooperation in controlling forest disease and pest, and to take joint actions in forest disease and pest control at the inter-Korean border region and areas that need pest control work.

- In this regard, on-site visit to forest disease and pest control area will be conducted in mid-July, and the South will take necessary measures to control forest disease and pest.

3. The South and the North agreed to cooperate in the field of forestry science and technology, including exchanges of scientific and technological achievements in forest creation and protection.

4. The South and the North agreed to discuss the organization of a working group to carry out inter-Korean forest cooperation projects and matters necessary in implementing the agreements reached at the talks today, in the form of document exchange through the Panmunjeom communications channel.

July 4, 2018
Panmunjeom

* Unofficial translation