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Unification Ministry’s stance regarding Mount Geumgang and Gaeseong Industrial Complex

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Unification Ministry’s stance regarding Mount Geumgang and Gaeseong Industrial Complex

June 17, 2020

The ROK Government expresses deep regret over the North’s statement issued by the spokesman for KPA General Staff, noting that it will deploy military units to the Mt. Geumgang tourism zone and Gaeseong Industrial Complex.

The South and the North agreed through the ‘Pyeongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018’ to “first normalize the Gaeseong Industrial Complex and the Mt. Geumgang Tourism Project as conditions ripe.”

Accordingly, the Government has been making various efforts to create favorable conditions, such as offering to start individual tourism to North Korea and promoting business people’s visit to the Gaeseong Industrial Complex.

The North ‘s announcement today is a move that regresses to the past before signing the June 15 Joint Declaration in 2000, and is a clear violation of the South Korean nationals’ property rights.

The North should take due responsibility for its action. The ROKG urges the North to stop further exacerbating the situation.

* Unofficial translation