Three days remaining until inter-Korean family reunions get underway at North's Mt. Kumgang resortUpdated: 2014-02-17 14:50:35 (KST)
A 15-member South Korean delegation arrived in Mount Kumgang over the weekend to fine-tune the details for an upcoming round of reunions for families separated by the Korean War.
The delegation, comprising officials from the Unification Ministry and members of the Red Cross, is hoping to ensure the reunion venue and accommodations are in good condition.
"We will do our best to make sure the family reunions proceed smoothly."
The main concern is the weather.
Snowplows have already removed most of the two meters of snow that fell at Mount Kumgang last week, but forecasters have issued a preliminary warning for another snowstorm this week.
The delegation also submitted the final list of those participating in the reunions.
On the first day of the event, 84 South Koreans will reunite with family in the North.
Three days later, 88 North Koreans will reunite with family members from the South.
The two Koreas agreed last week to proceed with the reunions, despite an earlier demand by Pyongyang that the reunions could only happen if the South postponed an upcoming military exercise with the United States.
Seoul has repeatedly stated that the reunions and the military exercises should be dealt with separately.
If the reunions go ahead as planned, it will be the first such event in over three years.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News.
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