At dawn on Monday, North Korea called for the resumption of communication channels via its hotline with its southern neighbors and the implementation of efforts to improve bilateral relations.
According to the “Korean Central News Agency” Pyongyang will resume hotline communications at 09:00 local time, according to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
He urged Pyongyang Seoul to “make positive efforts to normalize North-South relations and do its important work, which should be a priority to open up bright opportunities for the future.”
North Korean authorities closed the hotline’s contacts with the South on June 9, 2020, in response to South Korean activists carrying balloons carrying propaganda leaflets to controlled areas in the North.
The tax was renewed in July 2021, several days before it was closed again in protest of military exercises conducted by South Korea and the United States.
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