PYONGYANG, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The north-south joint commission for Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ) on Thursday held its fifth meeting, the official KCNA news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported.
The meeting was divided into two sessions: a plenary session and contacts between heads of delegations from both sides. The DPRK side clarified its stances and principles for the normalization of KIZ operation, the KCNA said.
Other issues were also discussed at the meeting, but no more details have been given. The two sides have decided to continue the discussion in future, according to the KCNA.
Launched in late 2004, the KIZ, jointly managed by the South Korea and the DPRK, has been seen as one of the key symbols of the economic cooperation between the two countries.
However, operation of 123 South Korean companies in the complex has been suspended since Pyongyang pulled out 53,000 workers from the industrial zone in April, 2013.