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2 Koreas meet to arrange reunions of war-split families

The photo provided by the WCC shows, from left, Reverend Kang Myong-chol, Chairperson of Korean Christians Federation in the DPRK; Rev. Dr Chang Sang, South Korea; Mr Ri Hyok Chol, Deputy Secretary General of the Korean Religionists Council DPRK; Rev. Ra Haek Jib, National Council of Churches in South Korea; Ms Yun Mi, KCF DPRK, Dr Bae Hyunju, Presbyterian Church of (South) Korea and Ri Kum Gyong, KCF DPRK, as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the event marking the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 21, 2018. (Peter Prove/WCC via AP)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korean officials are meeting to arrange the first reunions in three years between families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War.

    Friday's meeting at the North's Diamond Mountain resort comes as the rivals take reconciliation steps amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.

    Seoul's Unification Ministry said the meeting will discuss ways to carry out an agreement on the reunions made at a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

    The two summits between Kim and Moon have opened various channels of peace talks between the Koreas, including military talks for reducing tensions across their tense border and sports talks for fielding combined teams at the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.

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