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US And NK Will Coordinate The Return Of Korean War Veterans' Remains

Military leaders on both sides met Sunday about returning the remains.
Posted at 2:29 PM, Jul 15, 2018

U.S and North Korean military officials met at the inter-Korean border Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. Korean War veteran remains. It's the first time in nine years the countries held "general officer-level talks" together. 

A statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. and North Korean officials will hold meetings to coordinate the transfer of remains starting on Monday.

He first announced that talks about the issue would begin after a trip to Pyongyang earlier this month. 

And President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un committed to "recovering POW/MIA remains" during their historic summit in June.

Pompeo also said that Sunday "both sides agreed to re-commence field operations ... to search for the estimated 5,300 Americans who never returned home."