Talks between North, South Korea end on factories with no breakthrough


SEOUL: Talks between North and South Korea aimed at restarting a stalled inter-Korean factory park ended on Wednesday with no breakthrough.

However, both sides agreed to meet again next week to discuss the Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea.

Seoul’s Unification Ministry said in a statement that the two states also agreed to a separate set of talks next week on allowing reunions of families that have been separated for decades by the border between North and South Korea.

The ministry said Seoul rejected a proposal from North Korea to discuss resumption of South Korean tours to a North Korean mountain.

During Wednesday’s talks at Kaesong, the rivals again shared the view that the factory complex should be maintained and developed, chief Seoul delegate Suh Ho told South Korean reporters after the meeting.

He said the two sides agreed to meet in Kaesong again on Monday.

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