North Korea and South Korea to Cooperate on Civil Aviation?


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North Korea suggested connecting international air routes between North Korea and South Korea, during the first-ever inter-Korean meeting on aviation cooperation, South Korean Unification Ministry said.

  • It is believed that opening of a direct route for passenger aircraft between the Koreas could be also discussed.
  • These are the first ever talks between two Koreas on the civil aviation issues.
  • The meeting was held at the joint liaison office in the North’s border town of Kaesong.
  • Each country was represented by 5 delegates. Son Myung-soo, a senior official of the transport ministry, led the South Korean delegation, while Ri Yong-son, deputy director-general of the General Administration of Civil Aviation, was in charge of North Korean team.