September 17, 2021

Koreas succesfully hold first family reunions in three years

First event in three years goes ahead, largely without hiccup

The first day of a six day reunion of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean War was held at a North Korean mountain resort on Thursday, despite impending military drills that some experts previously warned could scuttle the event.

A total of 82 elderly South Koreans accompanied by 58 family members met with 180 North Korean relatives to enjoy an emotional reunion following six decades of separation, South Korean media outlets at the scene reported.