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A city of southern North Korea near the South Korean border. It is intersected by the 38th parallel and changed hands several times during the Korean War.
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(Placename) a city in SW North Korea: former capital of Korea (938–1392). Pop: 621 000 (2005 est)
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TOKYO, May 20 (KUNA) -- South Korea is in talks with North Korea about its recent decision to allow businesspeople to visit a shuttered joint industrial complex in the North's border town of Kaesong, Yonhap News Agency reported Monday.
ways to resume a long-suspended tour program to the North's Mount Kumgang and reopen an industrial complex in the North's border city of Kaesong, South Korean News Agency (Yonhap) reported.
Summary: Kaesong [Korea DPR], Dec 26 (ANI): High-ranking officials from North and South Korea held the groundbreaking ceremony for the joint railways project, which will traverse through the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between the two countries, on Wednesday at the Panmun station here.
South Korean business people who ran factories in the Kaesong Industrial Complex are pushing to visit the now-suspended industrial park in the North Korean border town next week at the earliest, a government official said Wednesday.
Hyundai Group has recently created a task force to prepare for the possible resumption of a joint factory park in North Korea's border city of Kaesong and a joint tour program at Mount Kumgang, a scenic mountain resort on the North's east coast.
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye unilaterally ordered the shutdown of the inter-Korean industrial complex, Kaesong, last year according to a panel report Thursday.
(TAP) - In February 2016, Yoo Chang-geun and around 120 other South Korean businessmen frantically pulled their staff out of the Kaesong Industrial Zone, jointly run with North Korea.
Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun told a regular press briefing that all communication hotlines linking the two sides have been blocked as Pyongyang cut off the lines on Thursday following the shutdown of the Kaesong Industrial Zone.
The new mood on the divided peninsula played out this week in the effective termination of the sole remaining North-South co-operation project - the Kaesong joint industrial zone lying 10km over the border in North Korea.
North Korea said it was kicking out all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone on Thursday, calling the South's move to suspend operations, in retaliation for Sunday's rocket launch by the North, a 'declaration of war'.
The last round of North-South talks about the operations of the Kaesong industrial zone was in September, when the complex -- just over the border in North Korea -- reopened after a five-month closure caused by military tensions.