South Korea requests talks with the North to resume business at the Gaesong Industrial Complex

175 South Korean workers remain at the closed Gaeseong Industrial Complex across the border in North Korea. 53,000 North Korean factory workers are out of work while the complex remains closed. South Korea requested talks on Wednesday to resume business at Gaeseong, however the North refused to discuss the matter. Story here.

Meanwhile, Korean firms doing business there will be receiving emergency loans from the Korean government. Story here.

개성공단 gaeseong-gong-dan – Gaeseong Industrial Complex
남북 nam-buk – North and South
북한 buk-han – North Korea

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