North Korea

North Korea and South Korea Agree to Family Reunion Talks

Program was stopped in 2010


North Korea has accepted a South Korean offer for talks on reuniting families separated by war, Pyongyang officials said.

The North has suggested that a meeting be held at the country's scenic Diamond Mountain, an unidentified spokesman at Pyongyang's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said on Sunday.

South Korea suspended tours to Diamond Mountain after a South Korean woman was shot dead by a North Korean border guard there in 2008.

South Korea's Unification Ministry said later that it "positively" views North Korea's decision to agree for the talks, but still wants them held at  the border village of Panmunjom as it initially proposed.