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SEOUL, July 26 (Itar-Tass) - The key aspect of resuming the work of the Kaesong inter-Korean industrial complex in the DPRK’s border district is guarantees against the facility’s another closure, a representative of the Republic of Korea’s presidential administration said on Friday.
The sixth round of the talks, which finished without any major results on Thursday, featured major disputes on the issue of preventing a unilateral closure of the complex.
Seoul insists on guarantees, where in future Pyongyang could not close the complex unilaterally for non-economic reasons and calls on the North to recognise its responsibility for the case, where the complex was closed in early April, and for the current situation around it.
The DPRK’s delegation insists on immediate reopening of the complex without any conditions and stresses it may not undertake the entire responsibility for what had happened.
The DPRK is also ready to refrain from interfering with the work of the industrial park if Seoul promises not to provoke Pyongyang politically, or not to undertake hostile military actions, the South Korean presidential administration said.
“It is necessary to have clear principles of the complex’s productive development and guarantees the work at Kaesong would not be interrupted,” the presidential administration’s representative said.
The statement confirms Seoul’s position that the DPRK should accept the preconditions, should it want to resume the work of the industrial park. The approach includes legal and administrative systems, which would introduce international standards at the complex.
On Thursday, the Republic of Korea’s ministry overseeing all inter-Korean problems, warned Pyongyang that Seoul will have to undertake “serious” measures if positive decisions on Kaesong are not adopted.