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N Korea proposes air connectivity over border with S Korea

ANI | Updated: Nov 17, 2018 16:23 IST

Seoul [South Korea], Nov 17 (ANI): North Korea on Friday proposed international air routes that will connect the eastern and western coasts of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea's unification ministry said.
The announcement was made during the first ever inter-Korean meeting on aviation cooperation held at the joint liaison office in the North Korean border town of Kaesong.
South Korea agreed to hold further deliberations over the air connectivity issue by holding meetings with the aviation authorities, Yonhap News Agency quoted the ministry as saying.
"The South and the North also agreed to keep having discussion on the overall cooperation in the aviation sector," the ministry said in a statement.
The South Korean delegation was led by Son Myung-soo, a senior official of the transport ministry, while Ri Yong-son, deputy director-general of the General Administration of Civil Aviation led the North Korean side.
Amid a reconciliatory mood in the Korean Peninsula in the last couple of months, South Korea has been keen to expand and carry out inter-Korean projects with North Korea.
However, Pyongyang cannot engage in business activities with Seoul or other countries, owing to a number of sanctions slapped against the country over its nuclear weapons programme. (ANI)