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N Korea at crossroads

Moon and Kim keep promise by restarting family reunions

Two Koreas allow divided relatives to meet for first time in nearly three years

Separated family members reunite at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea. Many of the participants are already in their 80s and have not seen their relatives in over six decades.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Reunions of relatives separated by the Korean War resumed on Monday as South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on a pledge from their historic April summit.

This marks the first such event since October 2015. A total of 534 people from South Korea will participate through next Sunday. Many have not seen their kin in the six decades since the cease-fire was signed in 1953.

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