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S-N to exchange lists for family reunions on Jan. 31

Posted January. 25, 2001 19:39,   


The South and North Korean governments will exchange lists of 200 separated family members for the third round of family reunions through liaison officials at the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 31.

During the inter-Korean Red Cross meeting, to be held Jan. 29-31, both sides will also confirm the location of the separated family members whose names were provided at the end of September.

North Korean National Red Cross President Jang Jae-On made the proposal Thursday morning in a telegram addressed to his South Korean counterpart Suh Young-Hoon, (South) Korea National Red Cross (KNRC) officials said.

According to the KNRC, the two sides agreed to hold a meeting of liaison officials in Panmunjom at 10 a.m. Friday for working-level discussions to prepare for the third inter-Korean Red Cross meeting.

Meanwhile, in a phone message, the North informed the South that it replaced Choi Seung-Chul, chief of its delegation for the Red Cross meeting, with Kim Kyong-Lak, a member of the North Korean Red Cross Central Committee. It also replaced Choi Chang-Hoon, a delegate, with Lee Ho-Lim, vice chief secretary of the KNRC.

Ha Tae-Won scooop@donga.com