Posted : 2009-08-25 10:39
Updated : 2009-08-25 10:39

Two Koreas to Hold Family Reunion Talks This Week

South and North Korea will hold Red Cross talks this week to discuss reunions for families separated by the Korean War, Seoul officials said Tuesday.

This is the first time in nearly two years that the two Koreas will have such talks.

North Korea accepted South Korea's proposal to hold the three-day talks starting Wednesday at the North's Mt. Geumgang resort, according to Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung.

Seoul made the proposal last week in a follow-up to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's agreement to resume reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended without a formal peace treaty.

South Korean officials said the Red Cross talks will discuss details concerning family reunions around Chuseong, the Korean version of Thanksgiving, which falls on Oct. 3.
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