Pyongyang to Restore Hotlines with South Korea
Severed relations between North and South Korea might be renewed after North Korea announces the restoration of severed communication channels.
North Korea announced on Monday that all "hotlines" and communication channels will be restored with South Korea.
South Korea considered that this provides a base for restoring relations between the two countries, emphasizing their hopes to resume dialogue.
Kim Yo-jong, Deputy Department Director of the Publicity and Information Department of the Workers' Party of Korea, (WPK) announced in September that Pyongyang was ready to end the war with Seoul.
Last Wednesday, President Kim Jong Un told a parliament session that he would restore cross-border communication lines in early October to improve Korean relations.
The hotlines resumed working in late July, but North Korea declined to answer the calls from Seoul, expressing concern over the joint military exercises between South Korea and the US.
The restoration of communication between the neighbors comes as North Korea test-fired a newly designed hypersonic missile earlier this week, according to state news agency KCNA.