Koreas to verify removal of border guard posts next week
THE two Koreas will exchange inspection teams across their heavily armed border next week to verify each other’s works to remove some of their front-line guard posts, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Thursday.
In the past weeks, North and South Korea each have dismantled or disarmed 11 of their border guard posts as part of agreements to reduce tensions that were reached during their leaders’ summit in Pyongyang in September.
Vice Defense Minister Suh Choosuk told reporters that the two Koreas agreed to conduct one-day mutual verification on the sites of the guard posts next Wednesday.
He said the Koreas will each send 11 military inspection teams to the other’s 11 sites.
Suh said the mutual verification is proof of trust established between the two militaries.