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Third reunion proposed for late Feb.

Posted January. 10, 2001 19:29,   


The Korean National Red Cross (KNRC) Wednesday spoke to North Korean Red Cross Central Committee chairman Jang Jae-Eon by telephone, calling for the third round of reunions of families separated between North and South Korea to be held in Seoul and Pyongyang on Feb. 26-28.

KNRC asked the North to have red cross liaison officers from both sides meet at Panmunjom at 10:00 a.m. Friday to discuss a schedule and exchange lists of potential reunion participants. It also proposed that the two sides negotiate how to proceed with the already agreed identification and location of displaced persons in January and February and the initiation of mail exchanges beginning in March.

On Thursday, a subcommittee of the South Korean red cross is to be convened at its central hall in Seoul to select the candidates for the third set of reunions. KNRC officials here will work out the criteria for choosing 300 candidates and computer will make the final choices on Friday.