May 22, 2024

Two Koreas miss key deadline for pilot joint remains recovery operation: MND

UN also yet to grant sanctions exemptions allowing video reunions of separated families, Seoul says

North and South Korea are yet to notify the other of the planned composition of their joint remains recovery teams, the ROK Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed to media on Monday, in a move which sees the two side miss a deadline agreed to in last year's inter-Korean military agreement. 

Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to jointly recover remains of soldiers killed during the Korean War at a pilot site in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) from April 1 to October 31 in a comprehensive military agreement signed in September last year.

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