October 01, 2023

North Korea withdraws staff from inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong: MOU

No reason given for the move, vice unification minister says

North Korea has withdrawn its personnel from the inter-Korean joint liaison office at the now-shuttered Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), South Korean Vice Minister of Unification Chun Hae-sung announced on Friday.

Speaking at a special news briefing, Chun said Pyongyang had this morning notified the South that it would “withdraw [staff] in accordance with the direction of the superior authority."