July 02, 2020

Despite impasse, MOU approved over 600 inter-Korean contacts in 2019
2019 contact data only around 15% lower than 2018

South Korea approved 612 contacts between South and North Koreans in 2019, the Ministry of Unification (MOU) told NK News on Thursday, despite an impasse between the two countries lasting for most of the year.

Though inter-Korean relations hit major turbulence in the wake of the failed Hanoi summit last February, the MOU data indicated that contact between the two countries was nevertheless frequent in 2019.