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Inter-Korean Red Cross Working Talks Held
| Pyongyang, August 23 (KCNA) -- The north-south Red Cross working talks took place in Panmunjom on Friday.
At the talks both sides had a discussion for arranging the reunion of separated families and relatives from the north and the south on the occasion of the Harvest Moon Day.
At the talks an agreement was adopted.
According to the agreement, the north and the south of Korea agreed to hold the reunion of separated families and relatives at Mt. Kumgang resort from September 25 to 30.
100 persons from each side will be involved in the reunion.
They will exchange written requests for confirming whereabouts of 200 to 250 persons from each side to their convenience on Aug. 29, reply messages on Sept. 13 and the final list of the persons to be involved in the reunion on Sept. 16.
The form and method of the reunion, etc. will follow practice.
Both sides will dispatch advance parties to the venue five days before the reunion.
The north and the south will arrange the video reunions of 40 families from each side on Oct. 22 and 23.
Both sides shared views on holding another reunion within November and decided to hold the north-south working talks and discuss about it right after the reunion on the Harvest Moon Day.
The both sides decided to make steady efforts to find a fundamental solution to the issues of the separated families and relatives including its regular reunion, confirming their whereabouts and correspondents.
The agreement was signed by Pak Yong Il, head of the north side delegation to the north-south Red Cross working talks, and Ri Tok Haeng, chief delegate of the south side to the Red Cross working talks.
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