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Foreign defense attaches visit border island

Defense 15:37 November 13, 2018

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- A group of more than 30 foreign defense attaches based in Seoul and their assistants visited a Yellow Sea border island in a program organized by the Ministry of National Defense.

They used an Air Force chopper to travel to Baengnyeong Island, just south of the Northern Limit Line, a de facto sea border between the two Koreas.

They toured the island and visited the 6th Marine Brigade, according to the ministry.

Foreign defense attaches serving in Seoul visit the front-line island of Baengnyeong on Nov. 13, 2018 in this photo provided by South Korea's Ministry of National Defense. (Yonhap)

The ministry said the tour was meant to help them better understand the current security conditions on the peninsula, including a reduction in tensions and the confidence-building mood.

They were briefed on the Marine Corps unit's operation and efforts to implement the inter-Korean military accord signed during the latest summit between President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang in September.

lcd@yna.co.kr
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