Two Koreas sign deal on Kaesong committee
SEOUL (AFP) - The two Koreas formally signed an agreement on Thursday forming a joint committee that will meet next week and is tasked with re-opening and running a joint industrial park shut down in April.
The initial challenge facing the 12-member committee is hammering out a schedule that will lead to the resumption of operations at the Kaesong complex.
The South's Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, said the first meeting would take place on Monday in Kaesong, 10 kilometres inside the North Korean border.
The complex was established in 2004 as a rare symbol of North-South reconciliation and survived a series of crises on the Korean peninsula that saw other joint projects collapse.