Korean-Americans head to N.K. for family reunion

Korea Herald

A group of Korean-Americans will fly to North Korea on Wednesday for what will be the first family reunion for those living abroad, Yonhap News Agency said.

The group of 15 people will enter Pyongyang through Shenyang, China, by airplane and begin an eight-day visit that will include face-to-face reunions with family members, a view of the North Korean Arirang Festival and a tour of the Panmunjom truce village.

South and North Koreans began family reunions in 1985, but this is the first time that ethnic Koreans living abroad have been officially allowed into the North to see their kin.

Shin Nam-ho, head of the Los Angeles branch of South Korea’s National Unification Advisory Council, visited Pyongyang in February to negotiate the reunion.

The group takes with it some 2,000 bags of fertilizer and vitamin sets for children in the North.


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