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Cabinet approves amendment of the Enactment Decree of the Act on Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation

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Cabinet approves amendment of the Enactment Decree of the Act on Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation

February 23, 2021

□ As follow up measures to the amendment of the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”), the amendment of its enforcement decree was approved by the Cabinet.

  o The amendment of the enforcement decree aims to set out matters necessary for the composition and operation of a policy council of local governments on inter-Korean exchange and cooperation (hereinafter referred to as the Council)  as delegated by Article 24(2) of the Act.

   - The revised law designates local governments as principle agents of inter-Korean exchange and cooperation projects, and stipulates that a Council be established under the Ministry of Unification.

  o The Council will be chaired by the Vice Minister of Unification, and shall be comprised of 20 members or less. The chairperson and members of the Council, which shall be Director-General level officials from local governments, will explore ways to improve and support projects, policies and the general system in pursuing inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation. Furthermore, a working committee is to be established to conduct a preliminary review of the agenda to be presented at the Council meeting, and to handle affairs delegated by the Council.

□ The amendment allows for the Council to function systematically and with stability. Furthermore, the Council is expected to promote inter-Korean exchange and cooperation at the local government level as it will enhance communication and cooperation between the Ministry and local governments.