December 07, 2023

Seoul seeking “diverse” ways to facilitate greater inter-Korean travel: MOU

Proposals could include allowing South Koreans to be issued visas to visit the North, Seoul suggests

The South Korean government is reviewing "diverse measures" that could allow its citizens more easily visit North Korea, a spokesperson for Seoul's Ministry of Unification (MOU) suggested on Friday, including potentially allowing them to be issued visas by Pyongyang.

In comments that comes amid an ongoing stalemate in cooperation between the two Koreas -- and the North's threats last year to demolish South Korean-owned facilities at the once-jointly operated Mount Kumgang Resort -- a ministry spokesperson appeared to partially confirm earlier reports by the Dong-A Ilbo.