Regular Briefing by Spokesperson Koo Byoungsam
Date: Monday, May
Time: 10:30-10:32 A.M.
1. Minister’s Schedule
On May 17, Unification Minister Kwon Youngse will attend an event to
celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Central Association for National
Unification of Korea and deliver congratulatory remarks in the
morning, and attend a seminar held by the World Vision to deliver
congratulatory remarks in the afternoon.
On May 19, Minister Kwon will attend a welcome ceremony to
congratulate the incoming participants of the Ministry’s
correspondents program and deliver words of encouragement. This year’s
correspondents program is comprised of 50 people, mostly in their 20s
and 30s, will take on the role of delivering news on the Unification
Ministry through social networks and various media.
Q) I would like to follow up on the Minister’s press interview
today. In the interview, the Minister mentioned of taking legal
actions against North Korea’s illegal and unauthorized use of the
Gaeseong Industrial Complex, however, in another part of the same
interview, the dismantlement of not only the GIC but also the South
Korean assets at Mt.Geumgang are all subject to litigation. Could you
specify whether the dismantlement of South Korean facilities in the
Mt.Geumgang area is also subject to litigation?
A) Regarding the Minister’s interview, there were questions and
answers about the GIC, however, I do not recall separate questions and
answers on Mt.Geumggang.