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Koreas agree to hold family reunions in August

Society 22.06.2018 | 14:21
Photo: Internet
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MOUNT KUMGANG, 22 June (BelTA –Yonhap) - The two Koreas agreed Friday to hold reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War in August in the latest reconciliatory move for the long-hostile countries.

The reunions will be held from Aug. 20-26 at Mount Kumgang on the North's scenic east coast, with 100 families from each side allowed to participate in the event.

The agreement came after South and North Korea held Red Cross talks at a hotel on Mount Kumgang to arrange the family reunion event and discuss other humanitarian issues as agreed upon by their leaders during their historic summit in April.

Park Kyung-seo, head of the Korean Red Cross, led South Korea's four-member delegation. The North's three-member delegation was headed by Pak Yong-il, vice chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country.

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