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`Oh, Mom…`

Posted April. 29, 2002 09:13,   


An emotional reunion took place between the 99 members of South Korean visitors and 180 relatives of North Korea at the fourth round of separated families meeting, which has been held in Group Meeting Hall of Mt. Kumgang Hotel on April 28.

Ms. Lee Bu-Ja (62-year-old, living in Sung-Ri, Ayoung-Myeon, Namwon-Si, North Cholla Province), a daughter of Ms. Uh Byoung-Sun who had been originally included in the visitors` list but died of disease two days` ago in April 26, met an elder sister Shin-Ho (66-year-old) on behalf of her dead mother. Shin-Ho cried out loud calling `mom` while holding in her chest the picture frame of her deceased mother, brought by her younger sister.

Mr. Gil Young-Jin, who had left his wife and a son of five years old in Pyungyang as the war broke out, repeated, `I am sorry` as he met his North Korean wife Lee Young-Hee (73-year-old) and son Chang-Gun (53-year-old).

Additionally, Chung Kui-Up (75-year-old, living in Odong-Ri, Yeomsan-Myeon, Youngkwan-Ghun, South Cholla Province) got an emotional reunion with her husband of dream Lim Han-Uheon (74-year-old).

The 99 separated family members of South Korean side, took dinners with North Korean loved ones side by side in the welcome supper organized by vice chairman of central committee of Chosun Red Cross and head of North Korean delegation, Choi Chang-Sik, and spent the first night in Mt. Kumgang.

South Korean visiting delegation will return to Sokcho Port in the morning of April 30 after taking up the family reunion schedule in April 29 such as individual meetings, joint lunches, and joint sightseeing at Samilpo Lake.