North and South Korea reached agreement Friday on restarting reunions for families separated by war 60 years ago, a move which could ease tensions sparked by the sinking of one of Seoul's warships.
The two sides will arrange reunions for 200 families from October 30 to November 5 at the Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea, unification ministry spokeswoman Lee Jong-Joo said, AFP informs.
The issue is a sensitive and emotional one in South Korea, where many people feel a strong kinship to North Koreans, despite the countries' often bellicose antagonisms. Many Korean families found themselves divided at the close of the Korean War, which ended in 1953 with a truce rather than a formal treaty.
The South Korean Red Cross has said about 80,000 South Koreans have yet to be reunited with their relatives in the North, New York Times reports.
War negates human nature and societal peace and harmony. H.G. Wells manifested the declaration of human rights in 1939 and wondered "What are we Fighting for?"