Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Saturday, November 02, 2002
DPRK Proposes Setting up Family Reunion Center Within Year
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday reportedly suggested constructing a reunioncenter within the year for separated families in an inter-Korean Red Cross meeting at Mount Geumgang.
According to South Korean national news agency Yonhap News, the delegation of the DPRK made such proposal at a plenary of the working-level Red Cross talks in Friday morning.
Moreover, the DPRK delegates proposed a village in Onjongri, Kangwon Province in DPRK, as a candidate site for the constructionof the reunion center, said Yonhap.
In response, the delegation of South Korea suggested forming a team composed of seven officials from each side for such construction, reported Yonhap.
During the hour-long session, South Korea's chief delegate, LeeByung-woong, proposed an additional round of family reunions from Dec. 3 to Dec. 8 at Mount Geumgang.
The three-day Red Cross meeting follows the fourth round of talks in September, in which the two sides agreed to set up a permanent meeting place on Mount Geumgang area for separated family reunions. And the two sides will conclude their meeting Saturday.