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South Korea proposes reunion for families

on August 15, 2013 10:00 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean president has proposed to North Korea that they hold a reunion next month for families still separated 60 years after the Korean War.

Park Geun-hye’s proposal on the day that two Koreas mark 1945 independence from Japanese colonization followed moves a day earlier toward reopening a jointly-run factory park.

The Koreas agreed Wednesday to actively make efforts to resume operations at Kaesong park, the last symbol of inter-Korean cooperation that remained shuttered since April.

Park also asked North Korea to jointly build a peace park in the demilitarized zone in the border. The 1950-1953 war ended with a truce and no peace treaty was signed.

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