Koreas discuss family reunion, humanitarian issues

The talks started at around 10 a.m. at a hotel on Mount Kumgang on the North''s scenic east coast, reports Yonhap News Agency.

Indo-Asian News Service
Seoul, Publish Date: Jun 22 2018 12:40PM | Updated Date: Jun 22 2018 12:40PM
Koreas discuss family reunion, humanitarian issuesKoreas discuss family reunion, humanitarian issues

The two Koreas held talks on Friday where they discussed organising a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War and other humanitarian issues, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry.

The talks started at around 10 a.m. at a hotel on Mount Kumgang on the North's scenic east coast, reports Yonhap News Agency.

South Korea's four-member delegation is led by Park Kyung-seo, head of the Korean Red Cross. 

The North sent a three-member delegation headed by Pak Yong-il, vice chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country.

"Following the June 15 joint statement and the Panmunjom Declaration, we have returned to a precious place where we can have a chance to care for the wound and the predicament in our people's mind and explore ways to seek reconciliation and unity," Pak, the North's chief delegate, told at the start of the meeting.

He referred to the inter-Korean agreement reached in the June 15, 2000 summit and the declaration South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un adopted in their summit on April 27 at the truce village of Panmunjom.

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