February 10, 2012 13:05
A South Korean civic group left Seoul on Thursday to meet with a North Korean group despite a government ban here earlier in the week.
A three-member delegation from the South Korean end of the June 15th Joint Declaration Committee leave the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang on Friday to meet their North Korean counterparts.
A spokesperson for the committee said the group decided to go through with the meeting in hopes of reviving civilian-level exchanges between the two Koreas and improving inter-Korean ties.
The Unification Ministry said each South Korean delegate will be subject to a fine of up to W1 million for violating the ban (US$1=W1,116).
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