Date
22 July 2017
The reunion talks are being held in the border village of Panmunjom. Photo: traveladventures.org
The reunion talks are being held in the border village of Panmunjom. Photo: traveladventures.org

Koreas to hold talks on family reunions

Representatives of North Korea and South Korea are discussing holding the first reunions of war-torn families in more than 18 months, Bloomberg reported.

Red Cross officials from the countries are meeting Monday morning at the border village of Panmunjom to discuss arrangements.

The meeting follows marathon talks last month that led to an agreement between senior security advisers of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Park Geun Hye to end a military standoff.

Monday’s meeting signals a further de-escalation of the worst military standoff since early 2013.

The agreement last month set out ways to improve ties, including reunions of families separated during the Korean War — a conflict that ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.

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