Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:45:00 GMT | By AFP

North and South Korea fail to reach agreement on reopening Kaesong industrial estate

The latest meeting was held at the suspended Kaesong industrial complex, which opened in north of the heavily-fortified border as a rare symbol of cooperation


North and South Korea fail to reach agreement on reopening Kaesong industrial estate (© Reuters)

Seoul: North and South Korea failed to reach agreement today on reopening a jointly-run industrial estate, dimming hopes of an early improvement in ties after months of friction.

A third round of talks about the complex, which followed two failed attempts this month, again ended without agreement, the South's unification ministry said.

But the two sides will meet again, a ministry official said, adding the date would be disclosed later.

The latest meeting was held at the suspended Kaesong industrial complex, which opened in 2004 10 kilometres (six miles) north of the heavily-fortified border as a rare symbol of cooperation.

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