Seoul Proposes Regular Family Reunions to N.Korea

      March 06, 2014 10:55

      Seoul on Wednesday proposed Red Cross talks on March 12 to North Korea to discuss making reunions of families separated by the Korean War a regular fixture.

      In a press briefing, Unification Ministry deputy spokeswoman Park Soo-jin said, "We hope the North will respond quickly to the proposal in consideration of the anxieties of separated families."

      President Park Geun-hye instructed her Cabinet the previous day to talk with the North about making the family reunions a regular event.

      Meanwhile, Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae said there has been notable progress in steering relations with North Korea onto a more rational keel. Ryoo was speaking at a seminar in Seoul on Wednesday.

      "As a result of our persistent persuasion of the North over the past year, we've achieved small but meaningful results," he said.

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