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South Korea Proposes Talks with North

  • VOA News

South Korea has sent a message to the North proposing a high level-meeting to discuss mutual interests, including reunions of families separated by the Korean War.

The message Monday suggested August 19 as the date for talks at the truce village of Panmunjom.

The most recent family reunions, held in February, were the first in more than three years.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has proposed that the two rivals hold regularly-scheduled reunions because time is running out for the elderly people separated by politics and the early 1950's war.

There have been several reunions since they first began in 1985, but their frequency has fluctuated depending on the state of Korean relations.

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