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South Korea impatient after North stays mum over family reunions

Published on Jan 29, 2014 12:45 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea has voiced regret after North Korea offered no response to a proposal for talks on resuming reunions for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

In a cross-border message earlier this week, Seoul's Unification Ministry had suggested working-level talks on Wednesday to work out details for holding a reunion event.

But as of Wednesday morning, the North had yet to respond.

"We find it regrettable that the North is showing such an attitude after the two Koreas have already agreed to hold the family reunion," the Unification Ministry said in a statement.

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