Inter-Korean communication lines were reestablished at 9:00 a.m. (local time) on Monday after North Korea responded to South Korea’s phone call after two months of suspension, informs the Yonhap agency.
For its part, Seoul express their hope that the reestablishment of lines of communication with Pyongyang will facilitate the restoration of negotiations between the two states.
“The Government expects start and move forward in substantial negotiations on the improvement of inter-Korean relations and the possibility of making peace take root on the Korean peninsula “, they communicated from the South Korean Unification Ministry.
Meanwhile, the North Korean state agency KCNA confirmed on Monday the decision to restore communication lines.
“The South Korean authorities must make positive efforts to put North-South relations on the right track and solve the important tasks that must take priority in order to open great prospects for the future, “announced KCNA.
The communication breakdown came last August after South Korea decided to carry out its annual military exercises with the United States despite North Korea’s warning that these exercises would cast a shadow on relations between the two countries.
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