North Korea approves foreign delegation visit to Kaesong
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has agreed to a South Korean proposal to show a foreign delegation around a jointly run industrial park that recently re-opened after military tensions caused a five-month closure, officials said on Friday.
The rare cross-border trip by about 30 foreigners is scheduled for Dec 19 and comes as Seoul tightens its watch on Pyongyang following the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek.
The North on Friday announced the execution of Jang, who had been seen as Kim's political regent and the country's unofficial number two, branding him a "traitor for all ages".
But North Korea has set aside its internal issues to approve the trip proposed by Seoul, the South's Unification Ministry said.