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North Korea offers to resume family reunification talks

Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM   |   Comments

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- North Korea Sunday proposed a return to negotiations with South Korea on tourism and family reunification.

The offer reported by official state media in North Korea came in response to a similar proposal made last week by South Korean President Park Geun-hye, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said.

The offer of the working-level meetings were seen as a particularly positive step coming just days after the two neighbors agreed to reopen a joint manufacturing zone in the north that had been closed by Pyongyang four months ago.

A key move in the family reunification arena was North Korea's offer to reopen the Mount Kumgang resort along the border. Kumgang was the venue for North-South family reunions until 2008 when a South Korean visitor was shot and killed by a North Korean security guard.

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