SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea says North Korea has accepted its request that talks on reuniting families separated by war be held at a border village.
The two Koreas have agreed to hold the talks on Friday on the southern side of the border village of Panmunjom, Seoul's Unification Ministry official said Thursday. Pyongyang had earlier proposed meeting at Diamond Mountain, a scenic site in North Korea.
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, is visiting the two Koreas to discuss the family reunion and other humanitarian issues. Maurer arrived in Pyongyang for a four-day trip and is to visit Seoul on Sunday.
The Unification Ministry says North Korea also proposed another set of talks by early September on resuming lucrative jointly run tours to Diamond Mountain.