South Korea will seek to discuss the issue of divided families during landmark intra-Korean talks with its neighbor to the north later this week, Yonhap news agency reports. 

“Basically, the two sides will focus on the Olympics. When discussing inter-Korean relations, the government will seek to raise the issue of [separated] families and ways to ease military tensions,” South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told reporters on Monday.

The latest round of reunions took place in 2015, and the number of ageing family members – separated after the Korean War – is dwindling.

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