Government's View against CNA Korea's LawsuitThe government said that the North Korean National Orchestra's performance in Seoul scheduled on August 14 and 15 was promoted not by a private body but by the government and agreed upon by South Korean and North Korean authorities. Accrdingly, the performance has nothing to do with the project promoted by CNA Korea, the government revealed on August 3.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) said that, in regards to CNA Korea's application for a provisional injunction against the North Korean National Orchestra's Seoul performanc, "The 'Seoul performance of the North Korean orchestra' project allegedly promoted by CNA Korea does not satisfy formal conditions since it never received any approval from the Ministry of Unification." The MCT added, "It is far from the truth that the government paid $3 million for the performance, which was alleged by CNA Korea. If CNA Korea persist, the government will file a lawsuit against the company."
by Park So-young