Unification Pavilion

The Unification Pavilion is a venue for peace talks between North and South Korea. The building is situated in the Joint Security Area on the North side of the Military Demarcation Line bisecting the area.[1] Before the Korean War, the village, named Panmunjom, consisted of householders.

Unification Pavilion
Tongilgak.jpg
The Unification (Tongil) pavilion
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl
Hancha
Revised RomanizationT'ongilgak
McCune–ReischauerTongilgak

OverviewEdit

 
Key:
Red: Military Demarcation Line(MDL)
Solid black: Buildings under North Korean administration
Outlined Buildings: under joint U.N./South Korean administration; It is situated on the North Korean side of MDL

Situated on the North Korean side of the Military Demarcation Line is the Unification (Tongil) Pavilion, also used as a venue for non-military, diplomatic meetings.[2][3][4] The Unification pavilion, located 80 metres (260 ft) northwest of Panmumgak, is a two-story, 1,500 square metres (16,000 sq ft) building built in 1969.[5][6] Closed-circuit television and microphones are installed in the meeting room of the North-South Talks, so that the situation can be monitored in real time in Pyongyang.

A portion of the Unification Pavilion has also been used for North Korean military personnel office space.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Reuters Jan 14, 2018 12:36:14 IST (2018-01-14). "Pyongyang, Seoul to hold working-level talks at Panmunjom tomorrow; second dialogue between two Koreas in a week". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  2. ^ 2016-08-03 (2016-08-03). "Panmunjom Areas of Interest | Panmunjom | Panmunjom(DMZ) Travel Center(판문점트레블센터)". Koreadmztour.com. Retrieved 2018-03-16.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Kim, Christine (2017-07-17). "South Korea Proposes Talks With North". Time. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  4. ^ "South Korea and North Korea to Hold Working-Level Talks on Jan. 15". U.S. News & World Report. January 13, 2018.
  5. ^ 2016-08-03 (2016-08-03). "Panmunjom Areas of Interest | Panmunjom | Panmunjom(DMZ) Travel Center(판문점트레블센터)". Koreadmztour.com. Retrieved 2018-03-16.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ a b "Two Koreas to hold talks at Tongil-gak Monday : The DONG-A ILBO". English.donga.com. 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  7. ^ Lotto, Sofia. "North Korea's All-Female Band Leader Hyon Song Wol Is the Only Woman Negotiating on Kim Jong Un's Behalf". Newsweek.com. Retrieved 2018-03-16.