Delegations from North and South Korea will make a last-ditch effort to reopen Kaesong industrial complex later today.
Kaesong, located six miles north of the of the Korea Demilitarized Zone and the last vestige of inter-Korean cooperation, was closed in April when North Korea pulled out 53,000 workers and stopped South Koreans entering the complex as tensions between the two countries intensified.
Originally opened in 2004, the complex houses some 100 South Korean businesses employing low-cost North Korean labor to produce textiles and fashion products for re-export worldwide.
Six efforts to reopen the complex in July failed as the two sides failed to agree who would pay compensation to businesses affected by the shutdown.
Over 100 companies have already filed for insurance payouts related to the closures.
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