South Korea’s political parties also had their
respective responses to the latest development at the inter-Korean joint industrial complex
in Kaesong. Our senior parliamentary correspondent Ji
Myung kil is on the line. So Myung-kil tell us the latest reactions
from parliament. Conn-young. The ruling Saenuri Party said
Thursday that it respects the government’s decision to close the inter-Korean Kaesong
Industrial Complex, adding that North Korea had brought the current situation on itself.
The ruling party said it was an inevitable measure, as the party has constantly warned
North Korea to end its vicious cycle of provocations. The ruling party said the responsibility for
the closure of the joint industrial complex lies with the Kim Jong-un regime.
Concerning South Korean businesses, the ruling party called on the government to make utmost
efforts to minimize the damages to the firms. Right and what was the main opposition party’s
stance towards the Kaesong hassle? The main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea
still kept its stance that Seoul’s government should reconsider their decision to shutdown
the joint industrial complex. In a press release by spokesperson Kim Sung-soo,
he emphasized that North Korea’s provocations will only exacerbate security threats in Northeast
Asia and urged Pyongyang to refrain from such provocations.
The party also said eople who work there have been saying the complex was a miraculous place
that had the potential to expedite Korean reunification and closing the complex will
derail the South Korean government’s achievements. The party is also concerned that such measures
will eventually lead to the complex’s permanent closure.
The minor opposition People’s Party is also against the shutdown,… which it said is
akin to the country choosing to self-sanction itself, because it won’t have any effect on
North Korea and will only hurt the South Korean companies with factories in the complex.
This has been Ji Myung-kil from the National Assembly.