The South Korean manufacturers that undertook manufacturing operations at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea welcomed the Moon Jae-in administration's announcement that it would review the resumption of private exchanges between the two Koreas.
Expectations are high that the new administration would unlatch the gate that prevented inter-Korean relations on a step by step basis starting from the resumption of humanitarian aid operation.
The South Korean manufacturers previous based inside Kaesong have called for the new administration to lift the May 24, 2010 measure taken by the previous administration and to resume the operations of the Kaesong plants and Mt. Kumgang tourism.
Shin Han-yong, head of the association for the manufacturers based in the industrial complex, said on May 22, "The announcement made today by the new administration is like firing a flare for the settlement of inter-Korean issues. We expect the resumption of humanitarian aid operations to lead to the resumption of inter-Korean economic cooperation."