Historic Read Cross talks between North and South Korea opened on Wednesday (30 August) in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang.
GV Delegates from both sides enter conference room.
GV & SV Delegates seated. (7 shots)
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Background: Historic Read Cross talks between North and South Korea opened on Wednesday (30 August) in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. Their object is to discuss ways of reuniting divided Korean families - and the meeting marked the first foal conference between North and South since the country was left divided at the end of the Second Wold War.
The opening session was attended by seven delegates, seven advisers, and twenty assistants form each side, facing each other across a rectangular table.
Seven reporters form each side were also in attendance.
The chief delegate for South Korea, Mr. Bum-suk Lee, said both sides faced many problems left by 27 years of division. These, he said, should be solved by stages - beginning with the feasible ones.
Representing North Korea, Mr. Tae-hue Kim told the meeting the talks had "grave significance ad the meeting is directly linked with the peaceful unification of our country."