韩国建议就联合工业园区进行谈判 S Korea Proposes Talks with North on Joint Factory

韩国建议就重开位于朝鲜境内的联合工业园区与朝鲜进行谈判。

韩国统一部建议星期六在南北交界的板门店村举行低层级的谈判。

今年4月,持续数周不断加剧的朝韩紧张局面,导致开城工业园区沦为牺牲品,继而关闭。

朝鲜方面尚未对此提议做出回应。但是平壤方面星期三表示,将允许韩国商人前往园区检查工厂设备。

朝韩双方上个月曾试图就重开城园区进行谈判,但双方在派谁作谈判代表方面有争议,致使谈判被取消。

开城工业园区是朝鲜重要的财政收入来源,也是朝鲜半岛南北双方硕果仅存的合作标志。

South Korea has proposed talks with North Korea on re-opening a stalled joint industrial complex in the North.

Seoul's Unification Ministry suggested the low-level talks be held Saturday at the Panmunjom truce village on the two countries' border.

The Kaesong industrial complex has been closed since April, when it fell victim to weeks of heightened inter-Korean tension.

North Korea has not responded to the proposal. But on Wednesday, Pyongyang said it would allow South Korean business people to inspect their equipment at the facility.
The two Koreas tried to hold talks aimed at re-opening Kaesong last month, but they were canceled following a disagreement over who would represent each side.

The factory was an important source of revenue for North Korea and served as one of the last remaining signs of cooperation between Seoul and Pyongyang.