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Reunion of Separated Families and Relatives Held

Mt. Kumgang Resort, March 22 (KCNA) — The 13th reunion of separated families and relatives was held at Mt. Kumgang resort under the agreement reached at the 17th inter-Korean ministerial talks and the meeting that took place between the Red Cross organizations of the north and the south of Korea.


Separated families and relatives of the north had a group reunion with their kinsmen from the south on March 20.

They, greatly rejoiced at meeting with their kinsmen whom they have longed to see even in dreams, talked to each other about the course of their life, inquired after the health of those who were not able to join them and exchanged tidings of their relatives.
Families and relatives of the north told kinsmen from the south that they have fully enjoyed a worthwhile life and devoted themselves to the prosperity of the country, helping and leading each other forward like members of a big family in the grateful socialist system under the warm care of leader Kim Jong Il.

Families and relatives of the north and the south ardently called for pooling efforts in their efforts to hand down without fail the reunified country to the generations to come.
That day, the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society of the DPRK arranged a reception in honor of the separated families and relatives of the north and the south.
Families and relatives of the north toured the area of Samil Lagoon, a scenic spot, together with kinsmen from the south on Tuesday. They had family reunions at which they posed for photographs and exchanged long pent-up inmost thoughts.
They bid farewell to each other, promising themselves to work together for national reunification under the banner of the historic June 15 joint declaration on Wednesday.
The reunion continues.

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