Inter-Korean Liaison Office

former de facto embassy between South and North Korea

The Inter-Korean Liaison Office (Hangul: 남북공동연락사무소; Hanja: 南北共同連絡事務所; RR: Nambuk gongdong yeollak samuso) was a joint office of North Korea and South Korea located in North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Region.

The building was a de facto embassy and gave a direct communication line for the two nations.[1]

It was headed by North Korean Representative Jon Jong-su, vice chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland and South Korean Representative Chun Hae-sung, vice minister of the Ministry of Unification.

The four-story office building was destroyed by North Korea on 16 June 2020. It had been empty since January due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

References change

  1. Choe Sang-Hun (14 September 2018). "North and South Korea Open Full-Time Liaison Office at Border". The New York Times.