South Korea secures UN sanctions exemption for inter-Korean railway survey

(VOVWORLD) -  South Korea said on Saturday it has received sanctions exemptions from the UN Security Council for a joint survey of inter-Korean railways, the first step towards reconnecting rail and road links cut during the 1950-53 Korean War. 

In April, the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to adopt practical steps to reconnect railways and roads as part of efforts to improve bilateral relationships. South Korea expressed hope of quick construction of the railways, saying it will take inter-Korean cooperation to a new level. South Korea requested an exemption for deliveries of fuel and other equipment needed to conduct the railway survey in the North, Yonhap News Agency said.