On November 21, the Unification Ministry held the DMZ Global Forum
2022 where experts at home and abroad participated to discuss
inter-Korean Green Détente initiatives and tasks from various perspectives.
In his opening remarks, Unification Minister Kwon Youngse mentioned
that past governments have continuously proposed dialogue and made
policy efforts to use the DMZ peacefully, and they have achieved a
number of meaningful agreements between South and North Korean
authorities. In addition, the Government is continuing past
administrations’ work to present a Green Détente policy that has been
developed to fit the reality of inter-Korean relations and making
every effort to transform the DMZ into the Green Peace Zone.
He added, “We will secure the lives of the residents near the border
region and address the reality in front of us peacefully by
transforming the DMZ into the Green Peace Zone, while continuing to
build trust based on inter-Korean cooperation on Green Détente
initiatives and the border region.”