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Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC)

Published: 22nd Jun, 2020

North Korea blew up the joint liaison office (communication channel) with South Korea in Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), after a recent deterioration in relations between North and South Korea.

  • North Korea blew up the joint liaison office (communication channel) with South Korea in Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), after a recent deterioration in relations between North and South Korea.

What is Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC)?

  • The Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) is located inside North Korea just across the demilitarised zone from South Korea.
  • The project was launched in 2004, largely financed by the South to increase co-operation.
  • It is one of the last remaining points of peaceful engagement between North and South Korea, and is often seen as an indicator of relations between them.
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