The Cabinet deliberated and approved the
promulgation of the partial amendment
to the ‘Development of
Inter-Korean Relations Act’
The Government today (Dec. 22) deliberated and approved the
promulgation of the partial amendment to the ‘Development of
Inter-Korean Relations Act’ at the 62nd Cabinet Meeting presided over
by the Prime Minister.
At the meeting, Prime Minister Chung Se-kyun asked Unification
Minister Lee In-young to closely communicate with relevant
organizations and thoroughly prepare for the Act to meet the purpose
of the revision, as various opinions are raised with regards to the
Unification Minister Lee assured that utmost efforts will be exerted
to protect the lives and safety of residents near the DMZ, the
fundamental purpose of the amendment.
The Minister went on to say that he would strive to prevent
unnecessary misunderstanding on the amendments by closely
communicating with the public and the National Assembly, which
initially proposed and approved the Act.
The Government will enact ‘Guidelines for Interpretation of
Scattering Leaflets and Other Items’ before the Act goes into effect
as scheduled. The guidelines, as the legislation initially intended,
will articulate that the act of flying leaflets in third countries is
not subject to the law.