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Working-level Talks of Inter-Korean Authorities Held

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

Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- Working-level talks between authorities of the north and the south of Korea for the normalization of the Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ) were held at the Thongil House in the north side of Panmunjom on Saturday and Sunday.

The talks discussed the issues of decreasing the damage to be done to the south side businesses during the rainy season and normalizing operations in the KIZ and adopted an agreement.

According to it, the north and the south will let those businessmen concerned of the south side and other personnel visit the KIZ from July 10 to check and readjust equipment to reduce the damage.

The north and the south will let the south side businessmen take finished products and raw and subsidiary materials out of the zone and carry equipment out of it according to related procedures.

The north and the south will ensure the passage of south side personnel and vehicles coming in and out of the zone, communications and their safe return and personal safety for the above-said purpose.

The north and the south will make sure that the businesses in the KIZ will restart, depending on their preparations, and decided to hold the next round of talks in the KIZ on July 10 for the normalization of operations in the zone, including the prevention of recurrence of suspension of operation.

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