North and South Korea to hold talks on family reunions

August 18, 2013 by admin
Filed under: History, Info, North Korea, Travel 

SEOUL — North Korea on Sunday accepted South Korea’s proposal to hold discussions this week on the emotional issue of family reunions and also suggested discussions on restarting the Mt. Kumgang resort that had been closed since 2008.

The announcement followed an agreement last week between the two nations to launch negotiations on reopening a joint industrial park in North Korea, feeding the recent optimism that relations between the two nations might be on the mend.

Three days after Seoul’s call for talks on family reunions, the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland released a statement on state media saying the two nations should hold talks Friday and use the coming Korean holiday of Chuseok as an occasion to bring together parted relatives.

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