SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday exchanged the final lists of people who will be allowed to take part in the reunion event of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, Seoul's Red Cross organization said.
The Korea National Red Cross (KNRC) said in a statement that it sent the final lists of 96 South Koreans who can participate in the reunion event through the liaison office in the truce village of Panmunjom.
Up to 100 people was originally allowed to join the event, but some gave up their participation due to health reasons, the organization said.
Pyongyang also forwarded its list of 100 people who can meet their separated families living in South Korea at the upcoming reunion event scheduled for six days from Sept. 25 in the scenic Mount Kumgang resort.
Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to hold the family reunion on Aug. 23 after holding Red Cross working-level talks. If the reunion is to be hold as planned, it would be the first such meeting to take place since late 2010.
S.Korea, DPRK agree to hold family reunion in Mt. Kumgang
SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday agreed to hold reunion of families separated by the Korean War (1950-53) for six days from Sept. 25 in Mount Kumgang.
"The face-to-face reunion of separated families will be held from Sept. 25 to 30 in Mount Kumgang. One hundred people from the South and the North each will participate (in the reunion event)," Kim Hyung-seok, spokesman of Seoul's Unification Ministry, told a press briefing. Full story
DPRK accepts S.Korea's proposal to hold family reunion contact in Panmunjom
SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accepted South Korea's proposal to hold working-level contacts for reunion of families separated by the Korean War(1950- 53) in Panmunjom, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Thursday.
Pyongyang sent a notice of its acceptance through communication lines at the truce village of Panmunjom, the Unification of Ministry in charge of inter-Korean relations said. Full story