North Korea had earlier in the day announced the channel would be reopened. South Korea responded by proposing talks as early as next Tuesday in Panmunjom, which straddles the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas. Article Continued Below“The restoration of the hotline is very significant,” said South Korea’s chief presidential press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, according to news agencies. Efforts to improve North Korea’s behavior by promoting sporting or cultural links have always failed in the past. Relations have deteriorated as North Korea has accelerated its nuclear and missile program with frequent tests.
Source: thestar January 03, 2018 13:33 UTC