North Korea rejects meeting with South over resort

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29th October, 2019 04:47:16 printer

North Korea rejects meeting with South over resort


North Korea on Tuesday rejected South Korea's request for working-level talks to discuss the possible demolition of South Korean-made hotels at the North's Diamond Mountain resort that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants removed, reports AP.

In letters addressed to Seoul's Unification Ministry and South Korea's Hyundai business group, North Korea said face-to-face meetings would be unnecessary and details should be worked out through document exchanges, the ministry said.

The South on Monday proposed a working-level meeting with North Korea.

Tours to Diamond Mountain were a major symbol of cooperation between the Koreas and a valuable cash source for the North's broken economy before the South suspended them in 2008 after a North Korean guard fatally shot a South Korean tourist.