A group of South Korean lawmakers crossed the fortified border into North Korea on Wednesday to visit a jointly run industrial park that recently re-opened after military tensions caused a five-month closure.
South Korea and North Korea Monday opened a permanent committee secretariat at Kaesong complex to prevent work stoppage at the inter-Korean factory park, South Korea`s unification ministry said.
North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to reopen their Kaesong joint industrial park next week, five months after it was shut during soaring military tensions.
North and South Korea held the first meeting Sunday of a committee tasked with reopening their Kaesong joint industrial zone -- five months after it was shut down amid soaring military tensions.
South Korea today proposed "final" talks with the North over the fate of a shuttered joint industrial zone, suggesting it may permanently close the estate if the negotiations fail.
North Korea will be exporting designer jeans to Sweden, after the two countries sealed a deal.
North Korea has retracted its proposal to hold talks with South Korea on restarting a family reunion programme, a Seoul official said on Thursday.
South Korea said talks with North Korea on reopening a jointly-run industrial estate ended without agreement today, but the two sides agreed to meet again next week.
North, South Korea on Thursday agreed "in principle to hold working-level talks" over Kaesong complex, agencies reported.
Royal tombs, fortress walls and a 700-year-old school in North Korea`s medieval city of Kaesong were among a dozen monuments granted World Heritage status by UNESCO at its annual meet on Sunday.
Koreas on Friday traded counterproposals over where to meet for talks Sunday, as mutual interest in mending abysmal ties clashed with mistrust stemming from years of animosity and hard-line stances.
North Korea`s decision to pull its workers out of the Kaesong joint industrial zone and suspend all commercial operations at the complex "cannot be justified," South Korea said Monday.
North Korea announced it would pull all its 53,000 workers out the Kaesong joint industrial zone with South Korea and temporarily shut the complex down.
North Korea has not prevented anyone leaving Kaesong, and 40 South Koreans were set to cross back into the South on Monday, leaving 514 still in the complex.
North Korea recently said inter-Korean talks are possible, but only if South Korea answers a long list of preconditions.
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