#Korea : ” Reunions of Families Separated by `1950-153 Korean War’ will `Meet in Mount Kumgang in February”

#AceWorldNews says `North, South Korea’ agree to families holding brief reunions
North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to allow some families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War to hold brief reunions, Reuters reported.
The reunions will take place on February 20 to 25 in Mount Kumgang, just north of the border, according to South Korea’s Unification Ministry. At previous reunions, about 100 families have been allowed to meet.
The rare agreement between the two states came as Pyongyang did not link the reunions with its demand for the cancellation of the annual military exercises by the US and South Korean military’s scheduled for this month.

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Korea: ” Calls from North to South to Stop Drills and Jointly Work to Ease Tensions”

#AceWorldNews says Seoul will host its annual joint US military drills despite Pyongyang’s calls to stop the “provocative” war games, the Defense Ministry announced. South Korea also urged its neighbour to back up its words with action, after North Korea called on the South to stop the drills and jointly work to ease tensions including a moratorium on verbal attacks against each other. The joint military manoeuvres are scheduled for February and March.

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