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South Korean families heading north to reunite with long-lost relatives

20 August 2018

A group of South Koreans gathered in the northeast coastal city of Sokcho Sunday. It was before heading to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for a reunion with their war-separated families. The family reunion was announced in the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace after leaders from the two sides met in April. Before meeting their family members on the other side, the South Koreans registered for the reunions at a hotel.

The two sides will hold two rounds of reunion meetings. The South Koreans will leave for the venue Monday morning to stay there for three days. The second round of reunion will  involve 83 DPRK families .It will be held from Friday to Sunday at the same venue.