South Korea, Germany to ease travel restrictions

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10 December 2004, SEOUL - Visiting German Interior Minister Otto Schily signed an agreement with South Korea's Justice Minister Kim Seung Kyu on Friday to make travel easier for citizens from both countries. Schily said after talks with Kim in Seoul that the agreement shows the state of good relations between the two nations. The memorandum of understanding signed will allow South Koreans visiting Germany to renew their visas in the country after three months, instead of having to return to South Korea. Th

10 December 2004

SEOUL - Visiting German Interior Minister Otto Schily signed an agreement with South Korea's Justice Minister Kim Seung Kyu on Friday to make travel easier for citizens from both countries.

Schily said after talks with Kim in Seoul that the agreement shows the state of good relations between the two nations.

The memorandum of understanding signed will allow South Koreans visiting Germany to renew their visas in the country after three months, instead of having to return to South Korea.

The ministers also signed a pact allowing both countries to extradite illegal aliens originating from the other country to their homeland, even if they have no passports or the passports have expired.

The two officials also discussed bilateral cooperation in economic and science issues, as well as tensions on the Korean peninsula stemming from North Korea's suspected nuclear weapons programme.

South Korean Unification Minister Chung Dong Young assured Schily that Seoul would keep trying to reconvene six-nation talks aimed at resolving the dispute over Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

The German minister is on a three-day visit to South Korea after a trip to Japan.

DPA

Subject: German news

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