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Plenary Session 1
Peace Economy 1-2
Wonsan-Kalma, Inter-Korean Tourism Development for Geumgangsan Mountain
Date
2020. 02. 10.11:00 - 12:30
Place
Grand Ballroom
Language
Korean, English 
Session
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Although it has been a bit sluggish lately due to changing contexts, the current dialogue between North Korea and the US started with the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, which showcased the world that we never give up on building peace. This year, President Moon Jae-in proclaimed in his New Year’s speech that the government will push for the resumption of the inter-Korean tourism program in order to step up its efforts to build momentum for the inter-Korean relations. The government is now exploring available options for inter-Korean tourism under the current sanctions from the international community in every possible angle.
Also, in Dec 2019, China proposed lifting some of the UN sanctions on North Korea and has been showing proactive moves to promote tourism in the private sector between North Korea and China by making visits to tourism destinations in Gangwon province, such as Geumgangsan Mountain and Wonsan. At the center of this growing attention lies the Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Zone project with its planned completion date of April 15, 2020 (Day of the Sun, or the birthday of Kim Il-sung) and its target of 1 million tourists per year. This session will talk about our strategy to capitalize these changing contexts and Gangwon province’s projects for establishing the routes of peace to North Korea across the sky and the sea.
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