February 24, 2024

Lee Jae-myung vows to resume joint tourism at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang

Project has been shuttered since 2008, and Kim Jong Un appeared to turn his back on it in 2019

Progressive presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung has pledged to resume South Korean tours to North Korea’s scenic Mount Kumgang if elected in March, even after DPRK leader Kim Jong Un turned his back on the joint project in 2019.

Visiting the border town of Goseong on Sunday, Lee of the ruling Democratic Party also said he’ll seek to turn the inter-Korean border province of Gangwon into a special district for Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) tourism, as he pushes to implement an unrealized 2018 agreement between the two Koreas.