August 13, 2020

Inter-Korean family reunions: a defector’s perspective
"If it took these people 70 years, how long will it take for me to see my family in the North?"

As part of the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration signed by Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un in April, the two Koreas decided to hold two rounds of reunions of families separated by the Korean War.

The first group consisted of 89 individuals from the South, who were reunited with their families in the North at a hotel in Mt. Kumgang for three days from August 20-22.