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.


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