S. Korea agrees to hold talks on resuming cross-border tours
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold talks with North Korea about resuming tours to a scenic resort in the North after a five-year suspension.
The South, however, called for discussions on September 25 in response to the North's proposal for dialogue this week about reopening its Kumgang mountain resort.
Seoul's unification ministry said the two sides should take "a cautious approach" to the issue while focusing on resuming a separate temporary family reunion programme.
Mount Kumgang was the first major inter-Korean cooperation project, and thousands of South Koreans visited the Seoul-funded resort between 1998 and 2008.