North, South Korea To Open Liaison Office Friday - South Korean Unification Ministry

North, South Korea to Open Liaison Office Friday - South Korean Unification Ministry

North and South Korea will open a liaison office in the city of Kaesong, located just north of the shared border, on Friday, the spokesman for the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) North and South Korea will open a liaison office in the city of Kaesong, located just north of the shared border, on Friday, the spokesman for the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.

"North and South Korea decided to hold the opening ceremony on September 14 at 10:30 local time (01.30 GMT) in front of the main entrance to the building of the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong," the spokesman said at a briefing in Seoul, which was broadcast on the ministry's website.

The two countries announced they would be opening a bureau in April, hoping that the move would facilitate civilian exchanges between the two countries.

In August, the South Korean government said that the opening might be postponed amid US-North Korea tensions. However, the South Korean authorities decided that the opening of this office would not be in breach of the international sanctions against North Korea.

South Korea's presidential security adviser Chung Eui-yong reportedly said last week that the two sides agreed to open the office ahead of President Moon Jae-in's visit to North Korea, scheduled for September 18-20.

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