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S. Korea Expects Imminent Sanction Lifting for Inter-Korean Archaeological Project

Write: 2019-04-16 17:51:50Update: 2019-04-16 18:50:14

S. Korea Expects Imminent Sanction Lifting for Inter-Korean Archaeological Project

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South Korea expects a sanctions exemption necessary to resume an inter-Korean archaeological project will be given the green light soon. 

An official of Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that a UN Security Council Sanctions Committee meeting set to be held in New York is expected to approve a sanctions waiver request for a joint excavation project at an ancient royal palace in the North Korean border city of Gaeseong. 

Last month, the South Korean government held a working group meeting with the U.S. in Washington for advance discussions on the issue. 

The Goryeo Dynasty palace kwown as Manwoldae is a UNESCO world heritage site. 

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