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North Korea agrees South Korea`s offer for talks on family reunions

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 18:06

Seoul: North Korea has accepted South Korea`s offer for talks on holding a reunion of families separated by war.

But Pyongyang has proposed separate talks on resuming South Korean-run tours in North Korea, implying the country wants a restart of the lucrative tours in turn for it allowing the reunions.

An unidentified spokesman at Pyongyang`s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea issued the statement via state media on Sunday, two days after South Korea offered Red Cross talks on the reunions.
North Korea says its wants talks on Thursday on the Diamond Mountain tours, a day ahead of the proposed Red Cross meeting on Friday.

The two Koreas agreed last week to work toward a resumption of a jointly run factory park in North Korea.


First Published: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 18:06
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