April 23, 2024

South Korean minister vows to resume Mount Kumgang tourism ‘as soon as possible’

Unification minister Lee In-young wants to revamp tourism projects, but it won’t be easy amid tensions with Pyongyang

South Korea’s unification minister Lee In-young vowed to resume Mount Kumgang tourism “as soon as possible” on Friday, speaking at a meeting with business people who previously invested in the project.

Once jointly run between North and South Korea, the Mount Kumgang tourist region was suspended in 2008 after a South Korean tourist was shot and killed.

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