Ahead of the family reunions scheduled for August 20-26 at the
North’s scenic resort in Mt. Geumgang, South and North Korean liaison
officers exchanged the results of searches for separated family
members at Panmunjeom at 11:00 a.m. on July 25.
The South found that, of 200 people requested by the North, 122
persons are alive in the South and seven are dead. The North confirmed
that, of 250 people requested by the South, 122 persons are alive in
the North and 41 are dead.
On July 3, the two Koreas exchanged the lists of family reunion
candidates to confirm if the relatives are still alive. For 22 days,
agencies from the South worked together to confirm the survival or
death of the 200 family members requested by the North.
The South will select the final 100 participants based on the search
results, and the South and the North will exchange the final lists of
100 people from each side at Panmunjeom on August 4.