Two Koreas agree on date for family reunions

(VOVworld) - North and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold a reunion in October for families separated by the Korean War, following all-night talks between their respective Red Cross branches.

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The family reunions will take place at the same resort area at Mount Kumgang in North Korea as the previous round of meetings in February 2014. Photo: AFP

The reunion, only the second to be held in five years, will take place between Oct 20-26 at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort, the South’s Unification Ministry said. 100 people will have the chance to meet their relatives since they were separated by the Korean War (1950-1953). The effort to organise a reunion was the product of an accord the Koreas reached two weeks ago to end a dangerous military standoff and reduce cross-border tensions.