Future inter-Korean projects shouldn't send hard currency to DPRK: KINU director | NK News
June 23, 2024

Future inter-Korean projects shouldn’t send hard currency to DPRK: KINU director

Director of government-backed institute Son Gi-woong says Seoul should encourage "internal change"

South Korea's new government should work to re-open inter-Korean economic projects, but must make sure hard currency does not fall into the hands of the regime and that international sanctions are respected, Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) Director Son Gi-woong told NK News in an extended interview at the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity in early June.

"Unlike the Kaesong Industrial Complex and the Mount Kumgang tour, the South should stay away from providing any hard currency to the North," he said. "It may be used in weapon development."

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