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Inter-Korean High-level Contact Held
Panmunjom, February 14 (KCNA) -- A north-south high-level contact took place in Panmunjom on February 12 and 14.

Present there were the delegation of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK headed by Won Tong Yon, vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, from the north side and members of the delegation with Kim Kyu Hyon, first vice-chief of the "National Security Section" of Chongwadae and secretary general of the "National Security Council", as chief delegate from the south side.

Both sides confirmed the will to open a new phase of national unity, peace, prosperity and independent reunification by improving the inter-Korean relations, sincerely discussed various issues arising between the north and the south and issued a joint press release.

    Joint Press Release

The north and the south held a high-level contact in Panmunjom on February 12 and 14, 2014 and reached the following consensus:

1. The north and the south agreed to hold the reunion of separated families and their relatives as scheduled.

2. The north and the south agreed to refrain from slandering each other in order to promote mutual understanding and trust.

3. The north and the south agreed to continue discussing the issues of mutual concern and make positive efforts to develop the inter-Korean relations.

The north and the south agreed to hold a high-level contact at date convenient to both sides.

 February 14, 2014.

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