South Korea cabinet on Tuesday approved the waiving of preliminary feasibility studies for 23 projects worth 24.1 trillion won ($21.5 billion) in the latest move to promote balanced regional development.
North Korea has recently kicked off an exhibition of information technology in Pyongyang, displaying a number of its achievements in the field, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Friday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he will coordinate closely with Japan during denuclearization talks with North Korea and promised to raise the issue of the abduction of Japanese citizens in his meetings in Pyongyang.
North and South Korean troops began removing some of the land mines planted at their heavily fortified border on Monday, Seoul officials said, in the first implementation of recent agreements aimed at easing their decades-long military standoff.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho says continued sanctions against the North are just further deepening the rift of mistrust in the United States, stressing that there is “no way” that his country will abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons unilaterally as long as Washington is resolved to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.