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North Korea agrees to hold family reunions with South Korea

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 15:56

London: North Korea has agreed to South Korea`s proposal to resume reunions of families separated since the 1950-1953 war.
The reunions will take place in a North Korean tourist resort on 19 September.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye last week called for the resumption of the reunions, last held in 2010, the BBC reports.

The latest statement on the reunions came from the North`s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea.

It said that the reunion of separated families and their relatives shall be made in Mt Kumgang resort on the occasion of the upcoming Harvest Moon Day.

According to the report, talks will take place between Red Cross officials from both sides on 23 August at Mt Kumgang to prepare for the reunions.

Many families were separated at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War by the dividing of the peninsula, the report added.


First Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 15:56

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