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Meeting facility to be made for families separated by Korea War

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2018 19:31 IST

Pyongyang [Korea DPR], Sept 19 (ANI): South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to strengthen cross-border ties between the two countries.
The two sides have agreed to work together and allow the families, separated by the Korean War, hold video-based reunions and exchange video messages, reported Yonhap News Agency.
The Korean War, which raged between 1950 and 1953, divided scores of families, which periodically got a chance to meet their separated relatives.
This move to united the divided families comes amidst calls for a peaceful, nuclear-free Korean peninsula from both the leaders at the ongoing Pyongyang Summit.
The last meeting between the separated families was held in August after the historic inter-Korean summits were held in April and May. The two leaders promised to address the humanitarian challenges arising from the war during these meetings.
A permanent meeting facility would be opened in Kaesong, a North Korean town situated near the border with South Korea.
With both sides looking forward to continued peace and economic development in the peninsula, the leaders will also be visiting the sacred mountain, Mount Paektu on Thursday morning, according to a South Korean presidential spokesperson.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will then head back to Seoul, wrapping up the three-day summit. (ANI)