North and South Korea Monday opened their first formal dialogue since opposing Governments were set up in Seoul and Pyongyang 23 years ago.
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Background: North and South Korea Monday opened their first formal dialogue since opposing Governments were set up in Seoul and Pyongyang 23 years ago. Five delegates from each side met in the conference room of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee in Panmunjon. During the meeting they discussed with Red Cross officials the problem of families separated by the demilitarised zone. Before adjourning they agreed that the date of their next meeting should be decided by mutual consultation by telephone between the two Red Cross societies.
SYNOPSIS: The conference room at the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Panmunjon was the setting for an historical occasion on Monday when North and South Korean delegates opened their first formal dialogue for 23 years. Red Cross officials from each country sat down to discuss the problem of families separated by the demilitarized zone between the two countries.
The South Korean delegation was led by Doctor Yeon-Choon Kim, Public Relations Director of the southern Red Cross Society. His counterpart from North Korea was Mr. Ate-Hui Kim, Secretary General of the northern Red Cross organisation. The historic meeting lasted 57 minutes and centred around procedural matters for full scale Red Cross talks.
Before adjourning, the delegates agreed that the date of their next meeting should be decided by mutual consultation by telephone between the two Red Cross Societies.