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Koreas agree to resume reunions of separated families

All Headlines 18:01 April 27, 2018

PANMUNJOM/GOYANG, South Korea, April 27 (Joint Press Corps-Yonhap) -- South and North Korea agreed Friday to hold reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War on the occasion of Liberation Day in August.

The agreement was part of a joint declaration issued after South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a historic summit earlier in the day at the truce village of Panmunjom.

"South and North Korea agreed to make efforts to resolve humanitarian issues that derived from inter-Korean division and to hold Red Cross talks to discuss overall issues over divided families and reunions," the statement showed.

"The two sides agreed to proceed with reunions of separated families on the occasion of August 15," it added, referring to the day marking Korea's liberation from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule.

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