North and South Korea today agreed to resume reunions for families separated by the Korean War in August – the first such meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
Millions of people were separated during the 1950-53 conflict that sealed the division of the two Koreas.
Most died without the chance to see or hear from their relatives on the other side of the border, across which all civilian communication is banned.
The resumption of the family reunions was among the agreements reached between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in at their landmark summit in April.
Officials from both sides met at the North’s scenic Mount Kumgang resort today and set a date for late August.