Rival Koreas to hold high-level meeting at border village on Wednesday
A North Korean soldier looks at southern side through a pair of binoculars at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP / Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:33AM EST
SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean official says the two Koreas have agreed to hold a senior-level meeting at a border village on Wednesday.
South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do said Tuesday there is no fixed agenda, but he expects the rivals will discuss planned reunions this month of families divided since the Korean War.
North Korea has recently threatened to cancel the reunions because of upcoming U.S.-South Korean military drills. Outside analysts say it's unlikely it will scrap them because it needs improved ties with Seoul to help attract foreign investment and aid.
The family reunions haven't been held in three years. North Korea cancelled planned reunions at the last minute in September.
Heavy snowfall at the North Korean resort set to host the reunions has raised worries about the venue.