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UNC Says It Stands Ready to Approve DMZ Entry Requests Despite Coronavirus Concerns

UNC Says It Stands Ready to Approve DMZ Entry Requests Despite Coronavirus Concerns

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The United Nations Command (UNC) has said it stands ready to approve requests for entry into the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in order to support aid provision, diplomatic meetings and other inter-Korean projects despite coronavirus concerns. “Things are quieter since #NorthKorea closed its borders due to #COVID19, [...]

UNC Highlights Quick Approval of Seoul’s ‘Short Notice’ Requests for DMZ Entry

UNC Highlights Quick Approval of Seoul’s ‘Short Notice’ Requests for DMZ Entry

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The United Nations Command (UNC) has been highlighting the swift way it has been approving Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) entry requests from South Korea’s government amid calls for improvement in its handling of the issue. The command, which has jurisdiction over the DMZ that separates the two Koreas, said in [...]

Gov’t to Allow Individual Tourists to Visit Inter-Korean Truce Village

Gov’t to Allow Individual Tourists to Visit Inter-Korean Truce Village

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is pushing to allow its citizens to make individual visits to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, which separates the two Koreas, the unification ministry said Tuesday. The Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council approved the 1.4 billion won (US$1.2 million) expenditure plan to [...]

Koreans Choose Natural Resources as the Value of the DMZ, While Germans Cite the Symbol of Division

Koreans Choose Natural Resources as the Value of the DMZ, While Germans Cite the Symbol of Division

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — While the utility and value of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea are being re-examined, there is a difference in the perception of Koreans and foreigners looking at the iconic divide. According to a survey of 800 people, including 500 South Koreans, 150 Chinese and [...]