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North, South Korea hold meeting

Update: December, 19/2013 - 11:07

SEOUL – The two Koreas on Thursday held their meeting resuming talks about a joint industrial park.

The last round of such talks took place in September when the Kaesong industrial zone, just over the border in North Korea, reopened after military tensions caused a five-month closure.

"We will review the implementation of what has been agreed and carry out tasks concerning the development of the Kaesong industrial complex," South Korea's chief delegate Kim Ki-Woong told journalists before crossing the border.

Later on Thursday, a foreign delegation including G-20 ministers was also due to tour the Kaesong park as South Korea solicits outside investors, hoping their involvement would prevent North Korea shuttering the facility in future.

The foreign delegation includes vice finance ministers from the world's 20 leading economies as well as officials from the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank who were visiting Seoul for a conference.

Another foreign visitor headed to North Korea on Thursday – US basketball star Dennis Rodman, who plans to train a North Korean basketball team.

Rodman is organising an exhibition game between the North Koreans and a team of mainly ex-NBA players on January 8. AFP

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