North Korea's intention and the ROKG's
direction of response with regards to Mt. Geumgang issue
November 29, 2019
□ As the tourism sector is not subject to the North Korea sanctions
of the UN Security Council, the Mt. Geumgang tourism zone is a
promising tourism asset to the North. Accordingly, the North appears
to be in the process of utilizing this zone.
o The North currently sees the decrepit facilities of the South as
hindrance to the promotion of Mt. Geumgang tourism.
□ The ROKG is closely consulting with related parties in laying out
a plan to revamp non-reusable facilities around Onjeong-ri(district)
and Goseong Port.
□ The Government’s position is to extensively discuss future
directions for development of Mt. Geumgang tourism zone, including the
problems raised by the North.
* Unofficial translation