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2 Koreas to hold crucial talks on factory complex

Korean officials to hold crucial talks on jointly run factory complex shuttered for months

2 Koreas to hold crucial talks on factory complex

PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean officials are in a North Korean border city for talks that could determine the fate of a shuttered factory park the rivals jointly ran until North Korea pulled out its workers in April.

The Kaesong complex just north of the heavily armed border was the last remaining symbol of cooperation between the Koreas until Pyongyang halted operations in April during a torrent of war threats.

Ties have improved in recent weeks, and North Korean media have published recent articles expressing eagerness for better relations. But there's still skepticism the Koreas can settle their differences. Last month saw six failed rounds of talks on Kaesong.

Seoul has been pushing for Pyongyang to guarantee it won't unilaterally shutdown Kaesong when tensions rise again.

Updated : 2021-05-12 07:10 GMT+08:00