Seoul says it's considering an offer by North Korea for South Korean businessmen to visit a joint industrial complex in the North that's been shut down since April and hold talks on what to do about their equipment.

Seoul's Unification Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that Pyongyang asked when the businessmen want to visit the Kaesong complex. The businessmen, who specialize in machinery and electronics, have said they want to move their gear from the park because the rainy season is starting.

The statement did not say whether resumption of Kaesong would be discussed during the visit.

Kaesong was the last major symbol of inter-Korean rapprochement until its April shutdown. Pyongyang pulled out its workers and barred entry by South Korean managers amid growing tension.