North and South Korea to reopen joint industrial park
North and South Korea have agreed to reopen their combined industrial park in Kaesong. The business zone was closed in April amid tension between the two nations.
The agreement to resume operations at the Kaesong industrial area, which lies 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) within North Korea's heavily fortified borders, was reached on Wednesday. However, no date was given for when it would reopen.
After the breakthrough was announced, South Korea sounded a note of caution.
"This agreement is not an end but only a beginning," Seoul’s chief delegate Kim Ki-Woong told reporters. "What's more important is how both Koreas can implement the agreement," Kim added.
The five-point agreement, signed by Kim and his North Korean counterpart, Park Chol Su committed both sides to making "active efforts" to resuming normal operations as soon as possible once the facility was inspected.
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