South Korean President urges new talks on separated families
Published on Mar 4, 2014 3:03 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean President Park Geun Hye on Tuesday called for new talks with North Korea on allowing families separated by the Korean War to exchange letters and hold reunions via video conferencing.
Ms Park said that more than 6,000 people should meet with relatives from the other side every year if all separated families are to see their loved ones at least once before they die, according the president's office.
"Many families do not have time to wait any more," she said, urging her cabinet to push for talks with North Korea on letter exchanges and video reunions for separated families.
Ms Park last week said the two Koreas should hold family reunions on a regular basis, but Pyongyang has not responded to the offer, which came after the two Koreas wrapped up their first reunion in more than three years.
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