After a year, the North and South Korean hotlines have been restored.

27th July,2021

After a year, the North and South Korean hotlines have been restored.


Pyongyang cut off a communication connection between North and South Korea a year ago, and it has now been reconnected. Following a severe deterioration in relations last year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in have pledged to repair relations. According to North Korea's state media outlet KCNA, all inter-Korean communication channels reopened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, in accordance with the agreement. Moon's press secretary Park Soo-hyun stated, "The two leaders have studied measures to reestablish relations by exchanging letters on multiple times, and decided to restore severed hotlines as a first step in that process."
The declaration came as both countries commemorated the 68th anniversary of the Korean War's end. Because the fight ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, the Koreas are technically still at war.