KAESONG, North Korea, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Three U.S. congressmen got a first-hand look Friday at the inter-Korean industrial complex in Kaesong, North Korea, and apparently liked what they saw.
"The project is ideal because it combines the economic advantages of both sides," Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., was quoted as saying by North Korean officials, the Korea Times reported.
Rep. Eni Faleomavaega, D-American Somoa, called the complex a "positive" project for the two Koreas and Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif., said the project would help Kaesong become a more balanced city, North Korean officials told the Times.
The industrial complex features South Korean companies employing North Korean workers.
The lawmakers crossed the heavily fortified inter-Korean border early in the morning and returned to Seoul later in the day, the newspaper said. They were in South Korea for an annual meeting of a three-nation parliamentary group with Japan.