Joint Struggle for Defending Cultural Sovereignty Declared

Pyongyang, March 13 (KCNA) — Thirty cultural and art organizations of south Korea reportedly called a news conference in Seoul on March 9 and declared the formation of the Culture and Art Joint Measure Committee for Checking the South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and Securing Cultural Variety.

Kim Yong Thae, co-permanent representative of the committee, and other speakers said the committee would wage an intensive fight against the authorities’ decision on the reduction of the screen quota and the negotiation for the signing of a “free trade agreement” in solidarity with organizations of various circles.
A press release was made public at the end of the news conference.
Denouncing the government for seeking to totally sell out the culture of south Korean society through the conclusion of a humiliating south Korean-U.S. free trade agreement, the release urged the authorities to stop the negotiation for the signing of the agreement and repeal the decision on reduction of the screen quota.

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