South Korea willing to end bad blood with North Korea and resume family reunions

South Korea is willing to put North’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test aside and work together with the DPRK to ease heightening tensions and resume reuniting families who were separated by their war in the 1950s, according to Fox news.

In a statement, Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo Suk said on Monday, that the South’s defense officials are proposing talks to be held at the border village of Panmunjom on Friday aimed at ending hostile activities along the border. Seoul’s acting Red Cross chief Kim Sun Hyang said it wants separate talks at the border village on Aug. 1 to discuss family reunions.

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The acting Red Cross chief Kim Sun Hyang for Seoul also said it wants separate talks at the border village on Aug. 1 to discuss family reunions.

These proposals indicate that despite North Korea’s threats to wipe out South Korea with its intercontinental ballistic missile, President Moon Jae-in is pushing to improve ties with Pyongyang.

President Moon had said again this month that he is willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met. Moon also said the two Koreas must stop hostile activities along the border, restart family reunions and cooperate on the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in  .

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