Tuesday, September 8, 2015

S. Korea, DPRK (North Korea) agree to hold family reunion in October

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Tuesday to hold the reunion of Korean families, separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, late next month in the DPRK's Mount Kumgang resort, Seoul's unification ministry said.

The first family reunion in about one and a half years would be held at the gathering center in the scenic Mount Kumgang resort, located in southeastern DPRK, from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26, the ministry said in a statement.

About 100 people each from the two Koreas would meet their long- lost relatives during the upcoming event, the first since February 2014 when the last family reunion was held in Mount Kumgang on a similar scale.

The agreement came after more than 23 hours of marathon talks. The working-level Red Cross contact ended at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday ( 0110 GMT) after kicking off at 10:50 a.m. Monday.

    Xinhua - china.org.cn
   8/9/15

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