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(păn'mo͝onjôm`), village, N South Korea. It lies south of the 38th parallel, the military demarcation line that partitions Korea. In the Korean War the truce negotiations, begun at nearby KaesongKaesong
or Kaisong
, Jap. Kaijo, city (1993 pop. 334,433), S North Korea. A long-time commercial center, it is important for its exports of ginseng, a valuable medicinal root. There is also active trade in rice, barley, and wheat.
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, were moved in Oct., 1951, to Panmunjom, where the truce was signed on July 27, 1953. The UN Command Military Armistice Commission is based there.


a village in the demilitarized zone of Korea: site of truce talks leading to the end of the Korean War (1950--53)
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They had a round of negotiations on the North's art performance group Monday at the Tongilgak, a North Korean pavilion at Panmunjom.
Inter-Korean talks are held alternately at the Peace House, which is on the South Korean side of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, and Tongil Pavilion in the North.
A unification ministry official said, "Liaison officers of the two sides put their communication channel at the border village of Panmunjom into operation for the day with a phone call at 9:32 a.
A North Korean soldier late last year defected to the South across Panmunjom amid a hail of bullets fired by his comrades.
The first round of dialogue on mending ties between Seoul and Pyongyang was held on Tuesday morning in the Panmunjom inhabited community located on the border between the two countries.
Panmunjom is also the location of the Joint Security Area USA), until recently the only crossing point between North and South Korea.
The last and possibly the most enduring symbol of an ideological conflict involving communism and the free world, is a small village, Panmunjom, located just 56 miles north of Seoul in territory held by North Korea.
and South Korean soldiers of "deliberate provocations" by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since Friday evening.
1953: The Korean Armistice was signed at Panmunjom.
At their earnest requests, our side again seriously notifies your side of our decision to send them to Seoul via Panmunjom.
PANMUNJOM (TAP) - North and South Korea started talks at a border village Monday on resuming the reunions of families separated by the Korean War in the early 1950s, Seoul officials said.
This could imply that North Korea disconnected the telephone line and fax running through the truce village of Panmunjom, a ministry official said on condition of anonymity.