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Thursday 24 July 2014

Koreas agree to family reunions

Published 05/02/2014|07:07

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Families divided by war between North and South Korea could be allowed to meet

South Korea says it and North Korea have agreed to hold the first reunions of war-divided families in more than three years later this month.

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The planned February 20-25 reunions coincide with the expected start of South Korea-US annual springtime military drills that North Korea calls a rehearsal for a northward invasion. The allies call the training defensive.

North Korea scrapped previously scheduled reunions at the last minute in September after accusing South Korea of preparing war drills and other hostile acts.

Seoul's unification ministry says the latest agreement was reached during a border meeting between Red Cross delegates from the Koreas today. It gave no further details.

AP

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