Press Release of Inter-Korean Forestry Cooperation Talks
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.
South and the North agreed to take the following practical measures :
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.
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.
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.
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