Cross Border Family Reunions Likely to Go Ahead
John Kim, Oct. 5, 2015, 9:12 a.m.
North Korea is proceeding with preparations for reunions of families separated by the Korean War, despite a recent threat to cancel them after President Park Geun-hye's speech at the UN General Assembly. The two Koreas earlier agreed to exchange the final lists of participants on Thursday.
A Unification Ministry official on Sunday said, "The agreement on family reunions is being implemented as scheduled." The reunions will take place at a dedicated center at Mt. Kumgang on Oct. 20-26. Still, in September 2013 the North cancelled reunions just two days before they were to take place, so nothing is certain.