Koreas to discuss reuniting families from North, South

September 11, 2010 08:55

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has offered South Korea a new round of reunions for families separated by the Korean War, state media said Saturday.

Reunions last happened in September and October 2009, and their potential renewal could signal an easing of tensions after the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship in March.

The North proposed that the two Koreas' Red Cross societies meet soon to discuss the gatherings. It proposed the reunions take place at the North's scenic Diamond Mountain on the Chuseok autumn harvest holiday, the North's official Korean Central News Agency reported.

Chuseok, which falls on Sept. 22 this year, is a major holiday for both Koreas, equivalent to Thanksgiving in the United States.

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