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South, North Korea agree to hold families` reunion

IANS | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 13:38

Seoul: South and North Korea agreed Wednesday to allow some families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War to hold brief reunions from Feb 20 to 25, three days later than agreed before, according to media reports.

The agreement came after the Red Cross officials from both the countries held talks at Panmunjom village near the border of the two countries, to sort out details, including the dates and venue, Xinhua reported. 

The delegates met at Tongilgak, an administrative building in North Korea.

On Jan 24, the two countries agreed at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea, on the reunion of families separated during the Korean War.

Earlier, Seoul had proposed the reunion date from Feb 17 to 22, but it got slightly delayed. 

First Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 13:38
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