Press Release of Sectoral Meeting on
the historic Panmunjeom Declaration and the agreements of
inter-Korean high-level talks to carry out the Pyeongyang Joint
Delcaration of September 2018, the South and the North held the
sectoral meeting on forestry cooperation at the inter-Korean joint
liaison office in Gaeseong.
South and the North agreed to take the following practical measures :
The South and the North agreed to annually conduct forest disease
and pest control project, including the control of pine wilt, in
accordance with seasonal outbreak of diseases. The two sides will
consult and carry out issues of guaranteeing pest control chemicals
as part of measures to prevent forest disease and pest, including
mutual notification, sample exchange, and diagnosis and analysis.
In this regard, the South will provide necessary pest control
chemicals for controlling pine wilt to the North within November.
The South and the North will control pine wilt together until March 2019.
The South and the North agreed to promote modernization projects of
tree nurseries of the North’s provinces, cities and counties in a
phased manner, and carry out modernization work of ten sites within
The two sides will further negotiate to cooperate in forestry
equipment production including that of transparent greenhouse panels
and pots for tree nurseries.
To this end, the South and the North will first conduct an on-site
visit to tree nurseries and forestry equipment factories in the
North at the time necessary.
The South and the North agreed to actively promote cooperative
projects for the protection and restoration of the natural ecosystem
including joint action against forest fire and soil collapse, and
continue further consultation on the issues raised including holding
a joint forum for forestry science and technology.
The South and the North agreed to discuss practical issues raised
during forestry cooperation in the form of document exchange.