Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 11, 2011

Question: Would the U.S. support face-to-face meetings between North Korean families who fled to the U.S. during the war and are still living here and their family members still in the D.P.R.K.?

Answer: The United States would welcome efforts to reconnect Korean-Americans separated from their family members in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) since the end of the Korean War.

As part of their humanitarian mission, the American Red Cross facilitates reconnecting families around the globe, and this would potentially include Korean-Americans with relatives in the D.P.R.K. We refer you to the American Red Cross for more details on their Restoring Family Links services.

PRN: 2011/1319