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North and South Korea agree to hold family reunions this month


Published on Feb 5, 2014

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North and South Korea have agreed to hold reunions later this month of families separated since the Korean War, Seoul said Wednesday.

If they go ahead, the meetings of divided Korean families would be the first to take place since 2010.

The reunions of about 100 people from each country are scheduled to take place between February 20 and 25, the South Korean unification ministry said Wednesday, following face-to-face talks between the two sides.
But those scheduled to participate are likely to be aware that North Korea has unceremoniously pulled the plug on such meetings in the past.

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