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Two Koreas to re-open factory park in trial run

South Korean cars arrive from the Kaesong joint industrial complex in North Korea
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South Korean cars arrive from the Kaesong joint industrial complex in North Korea

North and South Korea have agreed to re-open a shuttered industrial park on a trial basis starting on Monday, the South's Unification Ministry said in a statement.

(Read more: North Korea pulls workers from Kaesong complex)

The industrial zone is located a few kilometres inside North Korea and was closed when Pyongyang pulled its 53,000 workers out amid rising tensions between the two Koreas earlier this year.


(Read more: North Korea threatens to shut $2 billion complex)

The two Koreas will aim to attract foreign investors into the zone, a key foreign currency earner for the North, said the ministry, which is responsible for handling South Korea's stance on inter-Korean relations.

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