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Hope for families of troops lost in Korea

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June 13, 2018

Veterans' Affairs Minister Darren Chester is glad the issue was raised during the Singapore talks.

Australian families whose loved ones never returned from Korean War could be a step closer to recovering the remains of those missing in action following the US-North Korea summit.

A four-point plan US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un signed in Singapore on Tuesday included a pledge to recover the remains of prisoners of war and those missing in action in the 1950-53 conflict.

Veterans Affairs Minister Darren Chester said he was heartened the issue was raised during the historic talks.

"I think it gives some hope," he told the National Press Club on Wednesday.

"It is important for the families and friend whose are missing."

There are 43 Australians missing in action from the Korean War.

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