August 27, 2015 10:27
The government said Wednesday it will begin preparing for fresh reunions of families separated by the Korean War, which will be the first in nearly two years.
A government official said, "The government will work towards holding the family reunions in time for Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving."
The resumption of the reunions was one of the agreements reached after marathon cross-border talks on Tuesday. Since Chuseok falls at the end of September this year, the two Koreas have less than a month to prepare. The two sides are expected to hold working-level talks early next month to discuss the details.
Millions of families were separated by the Korean War, but time is running out for them. Out of the nearly 130,000 registered people in the South, more than 50 percent are over the age of 80 and nearly half have already died.
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