In a next step to approach its South and North Korea symbolically began with the recovery of their rail and road links in the border region.
Both countries held Wednesday a ceremony in the North Korean border city of Kaesong at the beginning of the modernisation of the lines in the isolated north to give.
The sanctions of United Nations against North Korea for its nuclear weapons programme, the actual start of the work still in the way. The ceremony was attended by around two hundred government representatives, and guests from South and North Korea, reported South Korean broadcasters.
Russia, China and Mongolia, and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific of the UN (UNESCAP) also have representatives sent to show that the importance of the project is not limited to the Korean peninsula.
It is still unclear when work really start
“The artery that supplies the south with the north connects, will be the main bloodstream for shared prosperity in East Asia”, said Kim Hyun-mee, the South Korean minister of Transportation, allegedly in her speech in Kaesong.
She was accompanied by minister of Unification, Cho Myoung-gyon, and the other participants from the south to North Korea, traveled in a special train. It is still unclear when the work will begin.
Train South Korea cross border with North Korea on
UN need for development plans still exemption the sanctions issue
After the ceremony, following further research and the development of plans, according to the ministry of Unification in Seoul. Also is an exemption from the sanctions committee on North Korea by the UN Security council is needed. North Korea is subject to strict penalties.
The negotiations between the US and the country over its nuclear programme are currently at an impasse hit. Washington will not agree to an easing of the sanctions until Pyongyang’s concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament.
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