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Suggestion for Military Talks in Meeting for Mt. Keumkang Tour

Suggestion for Military Talks in Meeting for Mt. Keumkang Tour

Posted October. 04, 2001 08:33,   


It is reported on third that the representatives of South, who are meeting with North Korea for the issue of Mt. Keumkang tour via road transportation, will suggest a military talk with the North.

The government official said, ``The South government will suggest North Korea to make a 13.7 km long `interim road` between Songhyun-Ri, Kansung, Kangwon Province (South) and Kosung (North) together within this year, and start the pavement work in the first half of the next year, in order to make Mt. Keumkang tour via ground transportation possible.`` The official added, `` As far as I know, we will suggest a military talk.``

The representatives of South will emphasize the necessity of drawing investors to continue Mt. Keumkang tour. They will also ask North Korea to allocate Mt. Keumkang area as a special region for tour as Hyundai and Asia Pacific peace committee suggested.

It draws attention if North Korea, who is drawing an outline on this matter, would agree with South Korea.

The representatives of the South, lead by Cho Myung-Kun chief who belongs to the Ministry of Unification, arrived in Jangjung harbor via the ship Sulbong on the 26th and started the schedule with dinner with representatives of the North.

Meanwhile, Hyundai Asan, in charge of Mt Keumkang. Tour, sent Kim Koo-Jung, vice president of the company, and Youn Man-Joon, executive, to Mt Keumkang to support the meeting.

Kim Young-Sik spear@donga.com