PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea moved closer to an agreement on reopening a jointly run factory park but provided no indication when the shuttered complex might resume work.
The Kaesong factory park located just north of the South's border was the last remaining major rapprochement project between the Koreas before Pyongyang stopped operations in April amid a torrent of war threats.
The Koreas released a statement Wednesday saying they will "actively" make efforts to help South Korean companies repair facilities and resume operations at Kaesong. The Koreas also agreed that a restarted factory would include Internet and mobile phone connections.
The statement, while not conclusive, marked an improvement on six past failed rounds of talks. The last round ended in a scuffle.
The Koreas technically remain in a state of war.
- South Korea