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North Korea’s notification and the ROK Government’s response regarding Mount Geumgang tours

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2019-10-25
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North Korea’s notification and the ROK Government’s response regarding Mount Geumgang tours

October 25, 2019

□ The North’s ‘Kumgangsan International Tourist Bureau’ sent a document to the Ministry of Unification and Hyundai Group respectively today(10.25) morning.

□ The North stated the following matters in the document.

  o The North plans to build a new international cultural tourist area at the Mount Geumgang tourism zone.

  o It wants the ROK Government and Hyundai Group to visit the Mt. Geumgang tourism zone at an agreed date and remove the facilities it constructed.

  o The North noted that practical matters can be agreed in the form of document exchange.

□ In this regard, the ROKG will consider and undertake necessary actions as follows.

  o First, the Government will protect the property rights of our people.

  o Second, the Government will fully review the conditions and environment while considering the historical meaning of the Mt. Geumgang tourism project.

   - The conditions mentioned above refers to the general conditions and status including international circumstances and inter-Korean consultations and the creation of national consensus on the matter. These conditions will be considered comprehensively.

  o Lastly, the ROKG will come up with a creative solution with regards to Mt. Geumgang tourism after thoroughly reviewing the changed environment.

* Unofficial translation