#AceWorldNews says that South and North Korea on Thursday started reunions of people separated for six decades after the Korean War.
The new round of reunions is the first since 2010 and is planned through Tuesday.
About 80 elderly South Koreans travelled with their families to North Korea’s Diamond Mountain to reunite with relatives they hadn’t seen since between 1950-53, AP reported. Seoul says about 180 North Koreans were expected at the meetings.
#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.