SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday accepted South Korea's proposal to hold working level talks on the reunion of families separated by the Korean War (1950-53) on August 23, according to Yonhap News Agency.
The DPRK also proposed talks on resumption of Mount Kumgang tours on August 22.
South Korea on Friday proposed inter-Korean Red Cross working level talks on family reunions.
The Ministry of Unification in Seoul proposed the meeting on Aug. 23 at the Peace House on the South Korean side of the border village of Panmunjom, where the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement was signed.
This proposal came a day after South Korean President Park Geun- hye called for such talks in her speech marking the country's National Liberation Day. She said that she hoped the DPRK will be able to work together to make the reunion of the separated families possible around the time of the upcoming Chuseok holidays.
Chuseok is one of the most important traditional festivals in South Korea.