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Unification Ministry's Stance on the Dismantlement of Haegeumgang Hotel

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최지선
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2022-04-08
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Unification Ministry's Stance on the Dismantlement of Haegeumgang Hotel

April 8, 2022

The ROK Government expresses deep regret over North Korea unilaterally dismantling the Hageumgang Hotel, and strongly urges the North to immediately come out for consultations.

Mt. Geumgang tourism is a symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. North Korea’s unilateral act of dismantling the hotel clearly goes against the purpose of joint inter-Korean efforts based on mutual respect and consultations.

This not only violates the investment guarantee agreement between the South and the North, but also undermines credibility between business operators who have been engaged in resolving matters through consultations.

In this regard, it is deeply regrettable that the North did not respond to the request for a full explanation and the legitimate proposal to start consultations with regard to the dismantlement of the Haegeumgang Hotel.

We urge North Korea to provide full explanation about the dismantlement of the hotel and respond to the request for consultations to resolve issues on Mt. Geumgang at the earliest possible date.

The ROK Government will continue to take all necessary measures to protect the property of our South Korean nationals in close consultation with tour operators.