Ministry of Unification holds the DMZ Peace and Cooperation Forum
The Ministry of Unification held the DMZ Peace and Cooperation Forum
on “Building a Peace Belt in the DMZ and Prosperity on the Korean
Peninsula” at the DMZ Peace Culture Plaza in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province.
Vice Minister Suh Ho, in his opening speech, expressed hope that the
border areas between South and North Korea would develop into a Belt
for Peace and Prosperity and then serve as the foundation for a
community of peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula.
He explained the need for inter-Korean exchange in history and
culture including joint excavation of Taebong Kingdom-era Cheorwon
Castle and the ruins of Manwoldae Palace, Gaeseong, and expressed
expectation that such exchange would further expand and develop.
Vice Minister Suh said that if such exchange continues in the border
region, more economic, societal, cultural, and other forms of
cooperation between South and North Korea would be possible, which in
turn would create a virtuous cycle of peace and economic development
that would do much for the realization of peace and prosperity on the