Press release

The Elders' Korean Peninsula initiative

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Friday, 8 April, 2011

The Elders confirm that a small group of Elders is considering travelling to the Korean Peninsula later this month.

The Elders are concerned about the high level of tension on the Korean Peninsula as well as reports of imminent food shortages in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

A small group of Elders is considering a visit to the region at the end of April to discuss with officials and others how these issues may be addressed. Their plans are not finalised and no further information is available at this stage.

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