South Korea Proposes Fresh Talks With North Over Shuttered Factories

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Reuters
South Korea offered to hold talks with North Korea aimed at reopening a jointly run factory park near the armed border between the two countries just three weeks after their last attempt at dialogue faltered amid bickering over protocol.

North and South Korean delegates meet at the Peace House in Panmunjom

South Korea offered to hold talks with North Korea aimed at reopening a jointly run factory park near the armed border between the two countries just three weeks after their last attempt at dialogue faltered amid bickering over protocol.

The offer, made on Thursday, was for talks to be held on Saturday, the country's Unification Ministry said in a statement.

It was made through a telephone hotline that was restored by the North late on Wednesday and comes amid pressure from owners of small and medium businesses of the Kaesong industrial zone that are incurring loses.