December 04, 2022

Seoul gives green light for business visit to Kaesong Industrial Complex

Trip to see former KIC businesspeople tour property previously seized by DPRK government

The South Korean government on Friday said it would permit a group of businesspeople to visit the now-shuttered Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) in North Korea, the first visit of its kind since the complex's closure in February 2016.

The decision came at a meeting of the standing committee of South Korea's National Security Council (NSC) presided over by director of South Korea's presidential National Security Office (NSO) Chung Eui-yong -- a meeting which also saw Seoul greenlight $8 million in food aid to the DPRK.