Canadian Lt. Gen. Wayne Eyre, left, deputy commander of the United Nations Command; Maj. Gen. Patrick Gauchat, center, head of the Swiss delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission; and U.S. Army Col. Burke Hamilton, secretary of the UNC's military armistice commission, speak to reporters at the UNC headquarters on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Thursday, April 18, 2019. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES
Canadian Lt. Gen. Wayne Eyre, left, deputy commander of the United Nations Command; Maj. Gen. Patrick Gauchat, center, head of the Swiss delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission; and U.S. Army Col. Burke Hamilton, secretary of the UNC's military armistice commission, speak to reporters at the UNC headquarters on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Thursday, April 18, 2019. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES

Tours to Korean border area likely to resume soon on southern side, UNC says

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — Tours to the southern side of the truce village that straddles the border with North Korea are likely to resume “in relatively short order,” the United Nations Command said Thursday.

But the UNC and the two Koreas still need to agree on a code of conduct before visitors will be allowed freedom of movement in the so-called Joint Security Area, which would fulfill a key part of a major inter-Korean military pact.

Canadian Lt. Gen. Wayne Eyre, the UNC’s deputy commander, said discussions with South Korea’s defense ministry were underway and he was hopeful that the tours could begin “in relatively short order.”

“Right now we are looking at opening up tours south of the military demarcation line in the new demilitarized JSA,” Eyre told reporters invited for a media day at the command’s new headquarters at Camp Humphreys.

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