S.Korea, DPRK, UN Command hold follow-up talks to disarm JSA

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-12 15:01:06|Editor: Chengcheng
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SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United Nations (UN) Command on Monday held follow-up talks to disarm the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the inter-Korean border, Seoul's defense ministry said.

The trilateral talks began at 10 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) at the Freedom House, a South Korean building in the border village of Panmunjom.

As the disarmament of the JSA inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas was completed in late October, the three parties would discuss ways to adjust surveillance equipment and share information.

On Oct. 25, South Korea and the DPRK completed the pullout of firearms, ammunition and guard posts from the JSA, and for the next two days, the two Koreas and the UN Command conducted a joint verification for it.

The JSA disarmament was agreed upon in the Sept. 19 military agreement, which was signed by defense chiefs of the two Koreas during the Pyongyang summit in September between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.

For the sentry duty, 35 unarmed soldiers would be stationed each by South Korea and the DPRK in the JSA.

After all the procedures are completed, tourists would be allowed to visit the JSA from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.