South Korea proposes new talks with North Korea on joint zone

Thursday, 04 July 2013 - 12:52

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South Korea proposed fresh talks with North Korea aimed at re-opening a shuttered joint industrial zone at Kaesong.

The Unification Ministry sent a message to the North Korean government proposing that three officials from each side meet at the border truce village of Panmunjom on Saturday.

The proposal came a day after North Korea restored a cross-border hotline and announced it would let the South's businessmen and managers visit the zone to check on mothballed facilities.