Seoul, South Korea:
South and North Korea have restored their once-severed hotline and the 2 nations’ leaders have agreed to rebuild belief and enhance ties, Seoul’s presidential Blue House stated on Tuesday.
North Korea’s state media outlet, KCNA, additionally stated all inter-Korean communication channels have been reopened at 10 a.m. Tuesday (0100 GMT) in keeping with an settlement between the leaders.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un have exchanged a number of letters since April and agreed to reconnect the hotline, the Blue House stated.
North Korea reduce the hotline in June 2020 as cross-border ties soured after a failed second summit in February 2019 between Kim and former U.S. President Donald Trump, which Moon had supplied to mediate.
Moon has known as for a restoration of the hotline and talks, pinning excessive hopes on U.S. President Joe Biden to restart negotiations aimed toward dismantling North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.
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