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Agreement on Normalizing Tour of Mt. Kumgang Reached

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Kaesong, November 11 (KCNA) -- The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee and Hyundai Group of south Korea had a contact in Kaesong from Nov. 10 to 11 at which a joint press release was issued. According the joint press release, the north and the south agreed to put the tour of Mt. Kumgang on a normal footing.
    At the contact Ri Jong Hyok, vice-chairman of the Committee, and Hyon Jong Un, chairwoman of Hyundai Group, shared the understanding that they started cooperation and have steadily developed it on the basis of compatriotism and trust over the last years, guided by the spirit of the June 15 joint declaration, thereby making a positive contribution to national reconciliation and unity, and decided on this basis to take necessary measures according to what was discussed on settling the abnormal situation created in the bilateral relations recently and building confidence.
    It was pointed out in the joint press release that both sides would hold at Mt. Kumgang resort joint celebrations of the 7th anniversary of the start of the tour of Mt. Kumgang which will fall on Nov. 19 and put the tour on a normal footing on this occasion on the premise that the bilateral good faith is kept. It was also agreed to continue consultations on other pending issues between the two sides in the future.

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