- 1) The 1st reunion of families separated
- 2) The 2nd reunion of families separated
- 3) The 3rd reunion of families separated
- 4) The 4th reunion of families separated
- 5) The 5th reunion of families separated
- 6) The 6th reunion of families separated
- 7) The 7th reunion of families separated
- 8) The 8th reunion of families separated
- 9) The 9th reunion of families separated
- 10) The 10th reunion of families separated
1) The 1st reunion of families separated
Status of the 1st visiting group
The Korean Government & The Korean National Red Cross Society(KNRC) prepared for selecting of the visiting group since exchange of families separated was reached an agreement around 15 August through South & North Korea Joint Declaration executed on 15th June. First of all, the selected committee was composed of 12 persons who are chose from the experts of the body related with families separated, the government, the press, the academic world, the women world, and the legal world on 22 June, 2000. and the secretary general of KNRC was appointed as a chairman of a committee.
Since an exchange schedule of visiting group was confirmed through the 1st Red Cross Conference,
Preparation of meeting place in Hotel Walkerhill for the 1st reunion of families separated
The selection committee was composed and it selected the 1st candidates, 400 persons in public by a computer on the basis of age, family relationship, application in the past with the principle of justice, clearness, and trust. The dead or unhealthy of them were sorted out and finally 200 candidates were selected for the inquiry of living and dying or address to North Korea.
The list of 200 candidates was delivered through South and North Liaison on 16 July. South Korean opened to the public the list of 200 candidates given by North Korea and 198 persons of them were verified in a short period. Also, 138 out of 200 persons were confirmed in North Korea. The final visiting group of 100 was fixed on the basis of age and family relationship by the result from North Korea. After that, South and North Korea exchanged the list of visiting group on 8 Aug., 2000.
|Item||The 1st Visiting Group|
|Period||Aug., 2000 (3nights & 4days)|
|Size||151 persons on each side (1 leader, 100 families separated, 30 supporters, 20 journalists)|
|Leader||South : Jang, Chung-Sik, the president (KNRCS)
North : Ryu, MIi-Young, the chairman of a central committee of Cheongwoodang, Cheondokyo,
|Exchange Route||An air route|
|Visiting Place||Exchange in Seoul & Pyeongyang simultaneously|