South Korea proposes 'final' Kaesong talks with North
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea on Sunday proposed "final" talks with the North over the fate of a shuttered joint industrial zone, suggesting it may permanently close the estate if the negotiations fail.
The latest offer came after six recent rounds of talks aimed at reviving the Seoul-invested Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea - suspended since April - produced little signs of progress.
"We are offering the final talks to discuss the issue (of Kaesong)," Ryoo Kihl Jae, Seoul's unification minister in charge of cross-border affairs, told reporters.
Seoul will send a formal proposal across the border on Monday, he said, without elaborating on when the talks would be held.