Koreas to hold talks on Mt. Kumgang tourism


North Korea has proposed that the two Koreas hold talks on a visit to the Mount Kumgang resort by South Korean officials to probe the shooting death of a South Korean tourist there, an informed source said Sunday, according to the Yonhap News.

Ri Jong-hyuk, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee in charge of inter-Korean relations, made the proposal to Hyun Jeong-eun, chairwoman of South Korea’s Hyundai Group, last week Wednesday.

Hyun was visiting to mark the 11th anniversary of the mountain tour program on the North’s east coast, which is now suspended.