North and South Korea have agreed to resume reunions of families separated by their border for more than 50 years.
South Korean reports say the agreement was reached today Friday during the third day of high-level talks between the two countries in Pyongyang.
The reports say reunions via video links will begin later this month, with face-to-face meetings set for early May. They say the two Koreas also agreed to immediately resume construction of a reunion center at the North's tourist resort of Mount Kumgang.
The high-level talks are the first in seven months. North Korea backed out of the inter-Korean talks in July after South Korea cut off its food aid to the North following its missile testing.
During the second day of talks Thursday, South Korean officials said the North had proposed the resumption of humanitarian projects. Experts say that likely means resuming shipments of badly needed South Korean aid.
At the talks, North Korea's number two leader, Kim Yong Nam, reiterated the North's pledge to denuclearize. Kim said that Pyongyang is making efforts to realize that goal.