TEMPO.CO, Pyongyang - North Korea will allow families that were split during the Korean War to reunite later this month, after talks with South Korea. The negotiations took place in Panmunjeom village, which straddles the border. Xinhua reported that three delegates from each nation come to the agreement on Wednesday, February 4, 2014.
However, it remains uncertain whether the reunion, which is scheduled for February 20 to 25, 2014, will be actually held. Previously, a similar plan was cancelled last September by Kim Jong-Un’s government, citing "hostility" from his Southern counterpart.
With the joint United States-South Korean military exercises scheduled for the end of February, it is possible that the reunions will be cancelled once again.
ANINGTIAS JATMIKA | XINHUA