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SKorean lawmakers to visit factory park in NKorea

South Korean lawmakers plan visit next week to factory park run jointly with North Korea

SKorean lawmakers to visit factory park in NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea says its lawmakers will make a day trip to a jointly-run factory park in North Korea next week.

The Ministry of Unification said Thursday that Pyongyang approved the visit by 24 National Assembly members and their aides.

Jin Myung-gu, a secretary for Assembly committee chair Ahn Hong-joon, said the group will tour the Kaesong industrial complex Wednesday and talk to South Korean managers on the situation there. Jin said they will not meet North Korean officials.

The Kaesong park is the last remaining inter-Korean project. It reopened last month after Pyongyang had withdrawn its workers in April during a period of high tension.

The visit comes a month after Pyongyang abruptly canceled reunions for families separated during the 1950-1953 Korean War.

Updated : 2022-01-22 08:05 GMT+08:00