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RoK bans civic group from visiting DPRK

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

According to KBS:

South Korea has turned down a civic organization’s request to visit North Korea.

The Unification Ministry in Seoul said Monday that it decided not to allow a cross-border trip by a delegation from the Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea, citing icy inter-Korean relations.

The NGO council sought to make a four-day visit to Pyongyang starting Wednesday to discuss the establishment of a branch office in the North Korean capital.

The government has banned South Koreans from traveling to North Korean regions other than the Gaeseong Industrial Complex and the Mount Geumgang resort in the wake of North Korea’s sinking of the “Cheonan” naval vessel.

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S.Korea Bans Civic Group from Visiting NK