<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Two Koreas to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Suspended Tour Program]]> The two Koreas will hold a series of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the long-suspended joint tourism program at the North's scenic Mount Geumgang.   About 100 South Koreans and 80 North Koreans will attend the first celebratory event in four years on the eastern coast resort ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:17:15 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140884
<![CDATA[N. Korean Official: Two Koreas Undergoing 'Dramatic Change']]> The head of a North Korean delegation visiting South Korea has highlighted the significance of growing inter-Korean ties.  Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee who came to the South on Wednesday with four other North Korean delegates, attended an international forum on ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:55:00 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140868
<![CDATA[N. Korea Proposes Int'l Flight Routes to Link Two Koreas]]> North Korea has proposed launching international flights linking the two Koreas via routes over seas to the east and west of the Korean Peninsula.   South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a press statement on Friday that the proposal was made during an ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:33:30 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140866
<![CDATA[S. Korean Aid Group Calls for More Help for TB Patients in N. Korea]]> A private South Korean aid agency is calling for more interest and assistance regarding its antituberculosis project for North Korean residents.  The Eugene Bell Foundation held a press conference in Seoul on Friday to raise awareness about the plight of patients in the North, citing a major sponsor's ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:22:16 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140865
<![CDATA[Koreas Hold Meeting on Aviation Cooperation]]> The two Koreas discussed cooperation in the aviation sector on Friday, including the possibility of opening a direct air route between them. The unification ministry said South and North Korean delegations sat down for a meeting from around 10 a.m. at the joint liaison office in the North's border ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:26:03 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140852
<![CDATA[Unification Minister: Kim Jong-un's Seoul Visit Still Possible This Year]]> South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon says that he believes it's still possible for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit Seoul before the end of the year. [Sound bite: South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-Gyon (Korean)]   "An agreement has been reached that Chairman Kim would ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:33:42 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140843
<![CDATA[Kim Jong-un Orders Distribution of S. Korean Tangerines to Students, Workers]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered that the tangerines recently sent as a gift by South Korea be distributed to students and workers in Pyongyang.  The North's state media Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Friday that South Korean President Moon Jae-in sent a gift of Jeju Island ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:03:53 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140842
<![CDATA[N. Korean Media: Kim Jong-un Inspects Test of New High-Tech Weapon]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly inspected a test of a newly developed high-tech weapon. The Korean Central Broadcasting Station said on Friday that Kim visited a site at a national defense institute and inspected the test of the unspecified new tactical weapon.  The report said that the ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:17:32 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140839
<![CDATA[S. Korea Detonates DMZ Guard Posts to Implement Inter-Korean Military Agreement]]> South Korea has blown up some of its own guard posts within the Demilitarized Zone as part of efforts to implement an inter-Korean military agreement.  The Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday that although it is using excavators to destroy many of the DMZ guard posts, considering concerns about ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:21:36 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140835
<![CDATA[Seoul Seeks to Expand No-fly Zone to NLL, Han River Estuary]]> A Defense Ministry official says South Korea is aiming to expand the inter-Korean no-fly zone to cover maritime boundaries and the Han River estuary. The two Koreas set up a no-fly zone along the Military Demarcation Line(MDL) under their September military agreement. It took effect from ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:17 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140825
<![CDATA[N. Korean Delegation Checks Out S. Korean Techno Valley]]> Anchor: A group of high-level North Korean officials are visiting South Korea to attend an international forum. After arriving Wednesday night, the delegation on Thursday checked out technological advancements in South Korea, visiting Pangyo Techno Valley near Seoul where many IT firms are ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:24:53 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140824
<![CDATA[Two N. Korean Officials Cancel Visit to S. Korea ]]> Two North Korean officials have canceled a scheduled visit to the South for a peace conference. Local officials in Gyeonggi province say the North Korean side cited "unavoidable" circumstances. One of the North Koreans, Kim Song-hye, is a key official in inter-Korean affairs and ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:12 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140819
<![CDATA[97 S. Korean Business People Based Abroad to Visit Pyongyang Thursday]]> A large group of South Korean business leaders based overseas will visit Pyongyang on Thursday. Seoul's Unification Ministry said Wednesday it approved the applications by 80 business people and 17 other officials belonging to the World Federation of Korean Association of Commerce to make a four-day trip to ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:14:05 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140810
<![CDATA[Two Koreas to Hold Talks on Aviation Cooperation Friday]]> The Unification Ministry says South and North Korea will hold working-level talks on aviation cooperation at their liaison office in Gaeseong on Friday. The North is said to have proposed holding the meeting.  An official at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Wednesday that no ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:41:26 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140784
<![CDATA[N. Korean Officials to Visit S. Korea Wednesday for Int'l Peace Forum]]> A group of senior North Korean officials will visit South Korea on Wednesday for a four-day trip to attend an international peace forum in Gyeonggi Province.  The seven-member delegation is set to arrive at Incheon International Airport Wednesday afternoon to attend an international forum on peace and ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:38:43 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140776
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Fail to Set Schedules for Joint Road Survey]]> South and North Korea held a second meeting of their joint road research group on Monday but failed to set schedules for a survey of cross-border roads along the east coast.  A Unification Ministry official in Seoul said that during the meeting at the liaison office in the North's border city Gaeseong, the ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:39:46 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140745
<![CDATA[S. Korea Shows No Intention to Stop Joint Marine Drill with US]]> South Korea’s Defense Ministry says it has no intention to suspend its ongoing annual joint Marine exercise with the United States.  Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo reiterated the position at a regular media briefing on Monday, when asked about North Korea’s criticism against ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:54:39 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140737
<![CDATA[Defense Chief: Some 4,600 Mines and Other Explosives Destroyed in DMZ]]> South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told lawmakers Monday 636 mines have been destroyed on the North Korean side of the Joint Security Area as part of a North-South military agreement. He says no mines were found on the South Korean side during the 20-day operation that ended October ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:22:53 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140723
<![CDATA[Unification Ministry Approves Visits By 7 N. Korean Officials This Week]]> South Korea's Unification Ministry has approved a visit to the South by seven North Korean officials. Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, and Kim Song-hye, director of the United Front Department's tactical office, are among the North Korean delegates planning to visit a ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:01:36 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140721
<![CDATA[Two Koreas to Hold Second Meeting on Joint Road Survey]]> South and North Korea will hold a second meeting of their joint road research group on Monday in the North's border city of Gaesong. Five ranking officials from South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will meet with eight North Korean delegates.  During the meeting at the liaison ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:09:43 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140716
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Begin Destroying 20 Front-line Guard Posts]]> South and North Korea began destroying ten front-line guard posts on either side of the inter-Korean border on Monday as part of joint efforts to disarm the area by the end of this month. In accordance with their military agreement signed on September 19th, the two sides have already completed the ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:36:54 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140709
<![CDATA[N. Korea Pressures S. Korea to Drop out of New UN Resolution]]> North Korean media has warned that South Korea needs to carefully consider the catastrophic consequences of its move to vote for a new human rights resolution at the United Nations.   The North's propaganda Web site Uriminzokkiri said on Sunday that it is shockeding that the South Korean ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:10:35 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140701
<![CDATA[S. Korea Sends Tangerines to N. Korea as Gift in Return for Mushrooms]]> South Korea's presidential office sent a gift of 200 tons of tangerines to North Korea in return for the North's mushrooms in September following the summit between the two leaders in Pyongyang.   Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said on Sunday that South Korean cargo planes carrying the ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:05:43 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140700
<![CDATA[Heads of Joint Liaison Office Discuss Pending Inter-Korean Issues]]> The heads of the inter-Korean joint liaison office met on Friday to discuss pending issues on South-North relations.  South Korea's Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung and North Korea's Vice Chairman of the Committee for Peaceful Reunification of the Country Jon Jong-su engaged in an ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:11:44 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140686
<![CDATA[Unification Minister: Keeping Budget Details Under Wraps is Negotiation Strategy]]> Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon has explained some projects related to the inter-Korean cooperation fund have not been made public because it could hinder negotiations. The minister attended a plenary meeting of the parliament's Special Committee on Budget and Accounts on Friday and spoke about ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:39:05 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140680
<![CDATA[N. Korea Criticizes US-S. Korea Working Group]]> North Korean media has strongly criticized a U.S.-South Korea working group that will discuss the North's denuclearization and inter-Korean exchanges. The North's propaganda Web site Uriminzokkiri said on Friday that with the planned working-group, Washington has a hidden agenda to check and intervene in ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:11:24 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140664
<![CDATA[38 North: No Further Dismantlement Activity at N. Korea's Missile Site]]> The U.S.-based North Korea monitoring Web site 38 North has reported no dismantlement activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station on North Korea's west coast, which the North pledged to dismantle during inter-Korean summit talks in September.  38 North said on Thursday that commercial satellite ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:17:53 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140663
<![CDATA[Unification Minister Reveals Details of Railway, Road-Linking Projects]]> Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon shared specifics of an inter-Korean road and railway connection plan with lawmakers Thursday. Cho said restored western Gyeongui Line railway sections in North Korea will span 430 kilometers from Gaeseong to Sinuiju.  Restoration of the eastern Donghae ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:55:05 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140658
<![CDATA[Koreas Agree to Retain One Guard Post Each in DMZ]]> Seoul's Defense Ministry says the two Koreas have agreed to retain one guard post each out of eleven they had agreed to take down. A ministry press release says the guard posts will remain standing for the sake of preserving historical symbolism.  South and North Korea have been demolishing guard posts ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:47:54 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140648
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Agree to Exchange Information on Infectious Diseases]]> South and North Korea have agreed to launch a pilot project before the end of this year to exchange information on contagious diseases.  They reached the agreement during talks on health issues held at the joint liaison office in the North Korean border city of Gaeseong on Wednesday.  The two ...

[more...]
]]>
KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:57:45 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140623