The Relationship between South and North Korea before 1970's
   The Relationship between South and North Korea in 1970's
   The Relationship between South and North Korea in 1980's
   Relationship between South and North Korea in 1990's
   Relationship between South and North Korea in 2000's

  Relationship between South and North Korea in 1990's

   Conference of High-ranking Officials(8 times, 1990.9.4-1992.9.18)
 

As a new government was established in south Korea in 1988, the prime minister of north Korea, Hyeongmuk Yeon, suggested a Political and Military Conference led by deputy prime ministers on November 16th. In response to this, south Korea's prime minister, Yeonghun Kang, suggested a conference of high-ranking officials, and north Korea agreed to it. They held the first preliminary conference in February 8th, 1989. However, a conference of high-ranking officials had many obstacles such as Team Spirit Military Training, Reverend Ikhwan Mun and Congressman Kyeongwon Seo's individual visit to north Korea. Finally, in another preliminary conference in July, 1990, south and north Korea agreed upon the agenda, time, and place of conference of high-ranking officials, and the first conference of high-ranking officials led by prime ministers of both countries was held in Seoul. Ever since, they held 8 conferences of high-ranking officials by September, 1992. In the fifth conference of high-ranking officials held in December, 1991, they adopted an agreement on the reconcilement and anti-military invasion, and cooperation as a basic mutual agreement. This consent includes agreements on respecting each other's ideology, prohibiting military forces and military invasion, and free exchange and corporation in many fields. As south Korea and the US announced a plan for the Team Spirit Military Training in January, 1993, north Korea declared their denial of all the agreements so far.

   The 41st World Table Tennis Championship (1991.4.24-5.6) and the 6th World Youth Soccer Championship (1991.6.5-6.17)
  The atmosphere between south and north Korea was loosening up as they got to cheer together during Beijing Asian Games. On the peak of this mood, they held a sports conference of secretaries of south and north Korea's ministry of athletics. After four conferences during November 29th, 1990, and February 12th, 1991, they announced the agreements made about joint-teams and -participations in international sports games. As the first achievement of this agreement, they formed a joint-team for the 41st World Table Tennis Championship, which was held in Japan during April 24th and May 6th, 1991, and the 6th World Youth Soccer Championship, which was held in Portugal during June 5th and June 17th, 1991. For the first time since the division, they became one entity under the name "Korea" and "Hanbando Flag." Even though it was in sports games, it held an significant meaning that south and north Korea were united on one same ground.
   Relief Goods for North Korea (1997.7-1998.5)
  In August of 1995, north Korea officially announced that the unusual localized torrential downpour caused unexpectedly large amount of damage, and called for emergency help to the UN. From September of 1995, south Korea started providing food-aid to north Korean through WEP and UNICEF on governmental level, and civilians also participated in aiding north Korea through the Red Cross. In spite of their effort, the food situation in north Korea kept getting worse, and the south Korean government expanded items and scopes of aids for north Korea and led more civic actions. Relief goods, which were sent to north Korea through 3 deliveries, totaled to about 150,000 tons of foods, such as corn and flour, cooking oil, salt, fertilizer, and etc.

   Ju-yung Chung, the Honorary Chairman of Hyundai Group, Visits North Korea with Cows (1998.6.16)
  On June 16th, 1998, Ju-Yung Chung, the Honorary Chairman of Hyundai Group entered north Korea through Panmunjeom with 500 cows. Since the end of Korean War, it was the first visit to north Korea, through Panmunjeom, based on an agreement on a civic level. At Panmunjeom, more than 50 international and domestic reporters were covering this event. About 5 North Korean reporters also came to cover Chairman Jung's visit and the delivery of cows.

   Little Angels's Performance in Pyoungyang (1998.5.2~12)
  In May, 1998, the Little Angels had the first art performance held in north Korea after the country was divided. They were invited by Asia-pacific Peace Committee of north Korea and went to north Korea through Beijing, China, on May 1st, 1998. They held 3 performances at "Pyongyang Bonghwa Art Performance Center," and "Mankyoungdae Student and Youth Palace."