North and South Korea to Discuss Family Reunions
D-Bo, Feb. 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
There are many families that were split as a result of the Korean War. Family members from both sides of the 38th Parallel Demilitarized Zone, have been eager to meet one another as decades have passed since the cease fire of 1953. On Monday, South and North Korea have agreed to hold a working level meeting this week to discuss holding family reunions.
This comes after nearly a week of silence from the North, after South Korea had released public requests to continue talks in helping families reunite that were split during the Korean conflict.
Seoul’s Unification Ministry has announced that North Korea is proposing to have the inter-Korean Red Cross talks, “on either Wednesday or Thursday at a convenient time for Seoul at the border village of Panmunjom,” to discuss reunions of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War.