Friday, August 28, 2009
N.Korea agrees to restart reunions,free fishermen
North Korea agreed Friday to restart a reunion programme with South Korea for separated families and pledged to free four fishermen, in new moves to ease tensions after more than a year of hostility.The reunions for families separated since the 1950-53 war will be held from September 26 to October 1, Red Cross officials from the two sides said in a joint statement after three days of talks.Separately, the North told the South that the fishermen detained for almost a month would be freed at 5:00 pm (0800 GMT) on Saturday along with their boat, Seoul's unification ministry reported...
Picture Left:South Korean family members talk to North Korean relatives during a video family reunion session in Seoul in 2007. South and North Korea agreed Friday to restart a reunion programme for families divided by their 1950-53 war, the latest sign of easing tensions after more than a year of hostility.(AFP/File/Kim Jae-Myoung)