SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's unification minister on Monday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to cooperate in the separated families issue regardless of political situations.
Cho Myoung-gyon, Seoul's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs, said at an event to celebrate the 36th anniversary of the Separated Families Day that his country adheres to the principle that the separated families issue should consistently be pushed independently of political and military situations.
Cho vowed to make all-out efforts to resolve the humanitarian issue though situations between the two Koreas got grave and difficult, according to local media reports.
Tensions ran high on the peninsula as the DPRK conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3.
Cho urged the DPRK to cooperate with South Korea in resolving issues on separated families.