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Temporary suspension of South-North Joint Liaison Office in Gaeseong

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Temporary suspension of South-North Joint Liaison Office in Gaeseong

January 30, 2020

 o The South and the North today(1.30) agreed to temporarily suspend operations at the Joint Liaison Office until the transmission risk of the novel coronavirus is resolved completely. The decision was made through consultations between liaison officers.

  - The South Korean staff in Gaeseong will return to the South at the earliest possible date.

   * 58 South Korean staff are currently in Gaeseong

  - The two sides have agreed to maintain contact by opening up telecommunication lines between Seoul and Pyeongyang.

/Unofficial translation