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South Korea wants reunions a priority at upcoming talks with North

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea wants to discuss the reunion of families separated by the Korean War in talks expected soon with North Korea, the South's Unification Ministry said on Monday, after a surprise high-level visit by North Korean envoys at the weekend. North and South Korea agreed on Saturday to resume reconciliation talks after the North sent its highest level delegation ever to the South, raising hope for a breakthrough in their tense ties. "We've said the issue of separated families is the most urgent and important one, so I think it's necessary for us to raise that issue," Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-cheol said. Reunions of elderly...

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