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By The Washington Post

Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9:24 p.m.

SEOUL — South and North Korea on Thursday agreed to hold talks over reopening a jointly run industrial park, their latest attempt at reconciliation after a period this year during which the two countries cut nearly all ties.

The meeting — proposed by South Korea and accepted hours later by the North — will take place on Saturday at an administrative building just north of the demilitarized border.

This attempt at dialogue occurs three weeks after the two Koreas canceled a high-level meeting, unable to agree on who would attend.

As tensions have eased over the past three months, both nations have shown interest in dialogue but have met only once, for a contentious, 17-hour sit-down between mid-level bureaucrats.

The talks will be of limited scope, focusing on the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a jointly operated park 6 miles north of the border.

The complex has been shuttered since early April, when the North banned South Koreans from entering the site and pulled out its 53,000 workers.

 

 
 


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