Press Release of Inter-Korean High-Level Talks to carry out the
｢Pyeongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018｣
high-level talks to carry out the ｢Pyeongyang Joint Declaration of
September 2018｣ was held on October 15 at Panmunjeom.
South and the North discussed practical measures in a sincere manner
to implement the ｢Pyeongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018｣
for the development of inter-Korean relations into a new high level,
and agreed as follows :
The South and the North agreed to hold general-level military talks
at an early date to discuss the establishment and operation of the
Inter-Korean Joint Military Committee and issues regarding the
cessation of military hostility in regions of confrontation such as
the DMZ, in accordance with the ｢Agreement on the Implementation of
the Historic Panmunjom Declaration in the Military Domain｣.
The South and the North agreed to hold the groundbreaking ceremony
for the connection and modernization of railways and roads on the
east and west coast between late November and early December.
- To this end, the two sides will conduct a joint on-site survey of
the Gyeongui railway starting late October, and of the Donghae
railway in early November. The schedule for each survey may be
extended or further negotiated if necessary as they proceed.
- The joint on-site survey schedule for Donghae and Gyeongui roads
will be confirmed in the form of document exchange.
The South and the North agreed to hold a sectoral meeting on
forestry cooperation at the inter-Korean joint liaison office on
October 22 to control pine wilt, modernize tree nurseries, and
protect and restore the natural ecosystem.
The South and the North agreed to hold a sectoral meeting on public
health and medical care at the inter-Korean joint liaison office in
late October to prevent the importation and spread of contagious diseases.
The South and the North agreed to hold inter-Korean athletics talks
at the inter-Korean joint liaison office in late October to discuss
active participation in international events together including the
2020 Summer Olympic Games as well as co-hosting the 2032 Summer
The South and the North agreed to hold inter-Korean red-cross talks
at Mount Geumgang within November, following negotiation in the form
of document exchange regarding practical issues of restoring the
Reunion Center for the Separated Families in the Mount Geumgang
area, holding video meetings, and exchanging video messages. The two
sides will also discuss issues necessary for the commencement of
repair for the reunion center facilities.
The South and the North agreed to consult and proceed with the North
Korean art troupe’s performance in the South at the earliest date.