North, South Korea hold first talks since Pyongyang purge
SEOUL (AFP) - The two Koreas on Thursday held their first meeting since the shock execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, resuming talks about a joint industrial park as concerns rise over instability in Pyongyang.
The last round of such talks took place in September when the Kaesong industrial zone, just over the border in North Korea, reopened after military tensions caused a five-month closure.
"We will review the implementation of what has been agreed and carry out tasks concerning the development of the Kaesong industrial complex," South Korea's chief delegate Kim Ki Woong told journalists before crossing the border.
Later Thursday, a foreign delegation including G20 ministers was also due to tour the Kaesong park as South Korea solicits outside investors, hoping their involvement would prevent North Korea shuttering the facility in future.